22 November 1996,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 1,610
USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
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The domed base with longitudinal openwork curved crest supporting six tapering horns, flanked by two horns with cross-hatched spiral bases, worn dark brown patina
11¼in. (28cm.) high
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Tripartite headdresses such as these are described by T. S. Chudi to have been worn by drummers and danced after burials. The three part headdress represents a cockscomb or chameleon. For a similar example see Vogel, 1981, p.152.
Robbins and Nooter, 1989, p.282, pl.734.
A look at the photographer whose raw, honest images captured the creative spirit of 1980s New York's downtown scene
Executed while in the asylum of Saint Paul de Mausole, this late work — offered on 15 May — is the only one in the series painted en plein air