START WITH ART: Crocodile Headdress

START WITH ART: Crocodile Headdress

We're starting our day by examining theCrocodile Headdress pictured below. Take a look at the ancient piece of art then read the questions to the students/children in your life and see how starting your day with art can ignite creativity and critical thinking!

Title: Crocodile Headdress

Medium: Wood, skin, basketry

Dimensions: 73.6 x 97.8 x 22.2 cm

Start with Art Questions: 

  • What animals do you see represented in this headdress? Do you see the crocodile? Any other animal?
  • This object is a headdress--it was meant to be worn on a person's head. Why might a person have worn a crocodile headdress? 
  • What are the characteristics of a crocodile? What might a crocodile symbolize? 

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