Bamana / Headdress (Chiwara Kunw) / Mid-19th/early 20th centuryBamana
Headdress (Chiwara Kunw)
Mid-19th/early 20th century

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Sahelese; Mali; Bamana
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Mali//Africa, Sudanic Africa, Mali (SL) Africa,Sudanic Africa,Mali
Creator Active Place: Africa,Sudanic Africa,Mali
Creator Name-CRT: Bamana
Title: Headdress (Chiwara Kunw)
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1850
Creation End Date: 1925
Creation Date: Mid-19th/early 20th century
Creation Place: Africa,Sudanic Africa,Mali,Ségou (region),Ségou
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood, brass tacks, metal, quills
Dimensions: H: 38 3/4 in. (98.4cm.); L: 16 1/8 in. (40.9 cm); W: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1965.6
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment
Subject Description: Male antelope headdress with open work mane, long upward-projecting tail, and tall horns. Incised dot-motif on mane. Spiral incising on horns. Brass tacks on face. Cowrie shell with string around neck.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1965.6
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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