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Little Female Antelope headdress (Sogoni Koun)

Little Female Antelope headdress (Sogoni Koun)

Tiny facial features have been cut into the profile of this headdress. Her angled legs crouch on a headdress that was part of a highly theatrical performance staged by an association of young people that continues to appear in urban settings. Their dances are filled with daring acrobatics that would animate the graphic power of this antelope.


Wood, metal, glass beads, string
18 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 4 13/16 in. (46.7 x 9.8 x 12.2 cm)
Bequest of Lester W. Lewis
67.94
Provenance: [John Jacob Klejman Gallery, New York]; purchased from gallery by Lester W. Lewis
location
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

Resources

Exhibition HistoryNew York, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Genesis: Origins in African Sculpture, October 20, 2002 - July 4, 2003

Published ReferencesMcClusky, Pamela. African Art: From Crocodiles to Convertibles in the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1987, illus. p. 3

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.