Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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chi wara headdress
  • unknown Bamana maker
  • chi wara headdress, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mali
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 78.5 x 7 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 30 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of Larry W. Welling
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, W7
  • 2007.2805
Label Text

The stylized female antelope figure has a female baby on her back. The antelope has a relatively small body, long curving neck, and large and very long straight horns. The face is decorated with small triangles in parallel lines, oreinted in different directions in different parts of the face. The horns are decorated with spiral lines with round ears below. The baby has the same form, with smaller horns, and decoration.