Headress: chi wara antelope
wood, metal and fiber
18 1/2 x 24 1/2"
Standing wooden male antelope headdress, three pairs of horns slightly tapered upward, upward curved tail, bent legs elongated neck with iron collar and concave back with decorative incised pattern. Animal figure stands on a circular wood base that would have been attached to the dancer's head with a basketry support.
Gift of Ceil and Michael Pulitzer
Bambara, Mali, “Bambara, Mali,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/14383.