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BAMANA (BAMBARA) people South border region between Bamako and Sikasso, Mali
Chi wara (Tyi wara) male dance crest late 19th or early 20th century Description: headdress in the form of an antelope's head
Place made: Bamana people, Mali
Materials & Technique: sculptures, costumes, wood, fibre, copper, brass carving
Dimensions: 84.0 h cm
Acknowledgement: Max Ernst Collection, purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.1839
Subject: African art
Provenance:
  • bought by Max Ernst from early 1940s;
  • by descent to his widow, Dorothea Tanning, in 1976;
  • to Douglas Ewing, New York, in 1983;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, October 1985