Dance CrestArtist(s)DogonArtist NationalityDogon (culture or style)Object Creation Date1900-1983Medium & Supportcloth, fiber and cowrie shellsDimensions
16 9/16 in x 10 7/16 in (42 cm x 26.5 cm)Credit LineGift of Meryl Pinsof-PlattLabel copy
This cap is part of a costume for a male dancer who imitates a young Dogon woman. It is worn with a cloth skirt covered with cowrie shells. This masquerade would be seen in a funeral ceremony called DAMA.
It is not clear that this piece, which is part of a dancing costume, is linked to funeral ceremonies.Primary Object Classification-Collection AreaAfricanRights
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