Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Figure: Seated Male (Nommo)

Date:
16th–20th century
Geography:
Mali
Culture:
Dogon peoples
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 4in. (52.1 x 12.4 x 10.2cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Lester Wunderman, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.394.8
Not on view
[John J. Klejman, New York]; Lester Wunderman, New York, until 1977

Laude, Jean. African Art of the Dogon: The Myths of the Cliff Dwellers. New York: Brooklyn Museum, 1973, no. 18.

Ezra, Kate. Art of the Dogon: Selections from the Lester Wunderman Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988, no. 15.

Van Beek, Walter E. A. "Functions of Sculpture in Dogon Religion." African Arts vol. 21, no. 4 (August 1988), pp. 58-65; 91.



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