Firespitter Dance Costume


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Artifact Identification Firespitter Dance Costume   (2008.22.0069)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Holiday Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Contemporary, 1984 - 2005
Culture Senufo

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 151 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 111 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) .35 cm
Weight 1263 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Pigment--Dye, Textile
Manufacturing Processes Cutting, Dyeing--Resist, Inserting, Joining, Ropemaking, Sewing, Weaving
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Richter, Dolores. Senufo Mask Classification. African Arts Magazine, vol. 12 no. 3 (May, 1979). p. 72. Weaving in Africa by Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler, 1987, p. 223 for illustration of similar example leopard dancing costume, private collection, acquired in 1980. Glaze, Anita. “Woman Power and Art in a Senufo Village.” African Arts 8, no. 3 (1975): 24-29; 64-68, 90. __________. “Senufo Ornament and Decorative Arts.” African Arts 12, no. 1 (1978): 63-71, 107-108. __________. Art and Death in a Senufo Village. Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1981. ___________. “Face Mask.” In For Spirits and Kings. African Art from the Tishman Collection, edited by Susan Vogel, 41-42. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981. ___________. “Dialectics of Gender in Senufo Masquerades.” African Arts 19, no. 3 (1986): 30-39, 82.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Kieffer-Lopez Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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