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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; West African; Ghanain
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Guinea//Africa, West Africa, Guinea Africa,West Africa,Guinea
Creator Active Place: Africa,West Africa,Guinea
Creator Name-CRT: Baga
Title: Headdress (Nimba, D'mba, or Yamban)
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 1875
Creation End Date: 1925
Creation Date: Late 19th/ early 20th century
Creation Place: Africa,West Africa,Guinea
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood, metal tacks
Dimensions: H: 47 in. (119.4 cm); W: 13 in. (33 cm); D: 23 1/4 in. (59.1 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1957.160
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, W. G. Field Fund, Inc. and E. E. Ayer Endowment Fund in memory of Charles L. Hutchinson
Subject Description: Headdress surmounted by large crescent-shaped female head; comprised of yoke with four support legs. Head supported by tall neck; with incised chevrons and circles of patination [remaining from tacks] in plait-like design; bicrested coiffure with incised lines; exaggerated, semi-circular ears. Arched nose flanked by crescent-shaped eyes. Face outlined by two rows of raised design; geometric scarification marks delineated by circles of patination. Yoke represents upper torso; breasts carved in high relief. Incised geometric pattern with circles of patination on breasts and neck. Eyeholes carved into yoke; located between breasts. Several holes carved into support legs.
Style or Period: Baga
AMICA ID: AIC_.1957.160
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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