A very finely carved wooden crest accented with kaolin clay pigments, raised linear designs, stylized coiffure a lovely smile and eyes shown shut in a wonderful peaceful facial expression. Traditionally this seductive female dance crest was danced opposite of aggressive male warriors dancers. Idoma peoples, Nigeria, Africa. The Crest measures 14 inches tall.


Provenance: R. Baun collection, 1988. / Ex SMA Museum of African Art.

Serene Idoma Female Dance Crest