A very energetically carved wooden crest with two faces, accented with kaolin clay pigments, raised linear designs, stylized coiffure. Traditionally this female dance crest was danced opposite of aggressive male warriors dancers. Idoma peoples, Nigeria, Africa. The Crest measures 16 inches tall. Provenance: William Wright Gallery, New York, 1980's.
Fair, weathered, tribal repair to one appendage with old nail, loss to another appendage, well weathered.