Exhibitions/ Art Object

Seated Figure

Date:
16th–20th century
Geography:
Mali
Culture:
Dogon peoples
Medium:
Wood, iron
Dimensions:
H. 23 x W. 5 1/8 x D. 5 7/8 in. (58.4 x 13 x 14.9 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Lester Wunderman, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.394.14
Not on view
Lester Wunderman, New York, until 1977

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Kamer, Henri. "De L'Authenticité des Sculptures Africaines." Arts d'Afrique Noire vol. 12 (1974), p. 37.

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