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Crest Mask (Chi Wara Kun)

Artist/Maker: Bamana people (Mali)

Date: ca. 1920-1940
Medium: wood and copper alloy
Overall: 34 1/2 x 11 x 2 5/8 in. (87.6 x 27.9 x 6.7 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Jane Frank Katcher and Mr. Gerald Katcher
Object number: 97.0018
DescriptionMale antelope head crest. The antelope is associated with the mythical creature that introduced the art of farming to humans. It is also an animal of the bush that frequently crosses into the human domain and grazes on crops in the field, another reason it is a symbol of agriculture.
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