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Figure

Date:
16th–20th century
Geography:
Mali
Culture:
Dogon or Tellem peoples (?)
Medium:
Wood, sacrificial materials
Dimensions:
H. 17 1/2 x W. 3 x D. 3 3/8 in. (44.5 x 7.6 x 8.6 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Lester Wunderman, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.394.10
Not on view
[Hélène Kamer, Paris and 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. 21, p. 46.

Ezra, Kate. Art of the Dogon: Selections from the Lester Wunderman Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988, no. 16.

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



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