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Creator Nationality: Bamana
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Mali, Bamana, Bamako area, 20th Century
Title: Female Antelope Headdress (chi wara)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1920
Creation End Date: 1929
Creation Date: c. 1920s
Creation Place: Africa, Mali,Bamako
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: wood, beads, metal, and shells
Dimensions: Overall: 44.5cm x 66cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1965.325
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Ralph M. Coe in memory of Ralph M. Coe
Provenance: J. J. Klejman, NY (1954)
Context: In both imagery and performance, this headdress and 1963.307 (in case to the left) embody the themes of agriculture, hard work, virtue, and cooperation between the sexes. They depict the mythic 'farming beast' (part-human, part-antelope, part-anteater) who taught agriculture to the Bamana people and who epitomizes the ideal farmer's qualities.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1965.325
AMICA Library Year: 2001
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