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Dance Crest

Accession Number
1983/1.93

Title
Dance Crest

Artist(s)
Dogon

Artist Nationality
Dogon (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1900-1983

Medium & Support
cloth, fiber and cowrie shells

Dimensions
16 9/16 in x 10 7/16 in (42 cm x 26.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Meryl Pinsof-Platt

Label 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.
9/23/2004
It is not clear that this piece, which is part of a dancing costume, is linked to funeral ceremonies.

Primary Object Classification
-

Collection Area
African

Rights
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Keywords
crests
crests (motifs)
dances
shells
shells (boats)

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