12 September 2002
A BAMBARA ANTELOPE HEADDRESS
Of stylised form, carved as a pair of vertical horns and ears flanked by three curved elements about a central phallic form, extensive incised decoration, on pierced circular base, the ears retaining three circlets of red beads, old painted accession number: 81.78.2
Pacific Asia Museum, Passadena
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Cf. Phillips, T., Africa The Art of a Continent, London, 1995, p.501, fig.6.10a where the authors state that such abstract compositions are usually associated with the southern Bambara and Wasulunka.
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