New York, Park Avenue
22 November 1996
AN AFO HEADDRESS
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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Robbins and Nooter, 1989, p.282, pl.734.
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.
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