Bamana. <em>Headdress (Ci-wara Kun)</em>, 20th century. Wood, metal, pigment, 11 x 22 1/4 x 2 1/2in. (27.9 x 56.5 x 6.4cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Adolph and Esther D. Gottlieb Collection, 1989.51.51. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.51.51_SL3.jpg)

Headdress (Ci-wara Kun)


Medium: Wood, metal, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:20th century

Dimensions: 11 x 22 1/4 x 2 1/2in. (27.9 x 56.5 x 6.4cm)



Accession Number: 1989.51.51

Image: 1989.51.51_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Shiny black patina. Elongated head and neck; sidesfg curved horns incised with herringbone pattern extend from head with ears in front; metal band encircles right horn near tip. Metal tacks for eyes, mouth slightly open with tongue depicted. Band of metal sheeting encircles middle portion of neck, raised metal patterning. Foreshortened body, slightly raised toward back of figure, with tail coiling back on itself at tip. Male genitalia. Short fore- and rear legs, bent, continue into oval platform with four holes used for securing figure to top of head.

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