Senufo Crocodile Headdress
Large openwork crest mounted upon a woven basketry cap. The large, square decorative panel bears a central reptilian or stylized crocodile depiction with alternating squared painted brown and the natural tan wood color. Some chipping and wear. Cloth lining of cap. Mounted on a flat base plate to enable it to stand. Ivory Coast. Provenance: Collection of Florence and Rudolph Drosd, NYC., acquired from The Gallery at 24, Florida, late 1970s.
25.5 × 10 × 32.5 in