Lot 141: A fine Bamana Chiwara Dance crest

A fine Bamana Chiwara Dance crest , Bamana ; Mali

Of classical form the vertically oriented male antelope head-dress with squared cubistic body the neck and mane carved as concentric open work bands with triangular motifs, the head elongated and incised over the entire surface in classical Segou Bamana patterns; the horns long and gracefully arching backward with gentle incising, the horn tips with old leather covering. A fine and beautiful example. H. 37 1/2''

Property of a New York Private Collector

Ex. Henry and Evelyn Kagen, Queens NY, purchased in Europe in the early 1970s

Price Realized: $1,800

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