About this object

This dance crest of the Tyi Wara agricultural association represents the mythical primordial animal Tyi Wara, which was said to have first taught people how to cultivate. The shape of this dance crest is generally said to resemble the profile of the roan antelope and it was probably made by an eastern Bamana sculptor from the Ségou region of Mali.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Bamana [Bambara]
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Mali
  • Date made
    1966 Before
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Mali
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    1293 mm x 10 mm x 592 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: 1. Antelope dance headdress (Bambara). Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London W.1. Purchase.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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