Africa, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century / Human/Animal Headdress / c. 1940sAfrica, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
Human/Animal Headdress
c. 1940s

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Creator Nationality: Africa, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
Title: Human/Animal Headdress
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1940
Creation End Date: 1949
Creation Date: c. 1940s
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: wood and brass
Dimensions: Overall: 34.9cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1975.152
Credit Line: Gift of Katherine C. White
Provenance: J. J. Klejman, New York (1963)
Style or Period: Africa, Ivory Coast, Senufo, 20th century
Context: The relatively small horns and snout of this double-headed headdress give visual emphasis to an elegantly seated female who epitomizes the qualities of beauty and dignity. Carved in low relief at the sides are representations of kpeli-yebe masks -- another Senufo art form in praise of beautiful women.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1975.152
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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