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BAMBARA MALE ANTELOPE HEADDRESS (CI WARA)

Item no4576

Wood headdress carved in a form of an antelope, with pair of horns, zig-zag motif across head and body, body in a geometric form. Metal detail on face and horns. Mounted on a contemporary wooden base. Used to perform dances to celebrate the hero Chi Wara(agriculture) but also to ensure fertility of the fields and pray for good harvest.

• Bamana/ Bambara, Mali
Height: 43 in. (109.2 cm)