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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: 31 1/4 in. (79.4cm); L: 12 1/2 in. (31.75 cm); W: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1965.7
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment
Subject Description: Headdress with female antelope mounted by smaller male antelope. Female has upward projecting horns and short tail extending horizontally from body. Incised spiral design on horns, geometric patterns on body, and dots around face; and cowrie shell with string around neck. Brass tacks on face, and quills extending from ears. Male antelope has open work mane, short backward-arching horns, and short tail extending from body. Incised spiral design on horns and geometric pattern incised on body.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1965.7
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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