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English: Nommo Figure with Raised Arms   (Wikidata search (Cirrus search) Wikidata query (SPARQL)  Create new Wikidata item based on this file)
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Title
English: Nommo Figure with Raised Arms
Description
English: Figure with raised arms. Wood base, completely covered with rough, dull grey patina from accretion of sacrificial substances. Facial features indistinct, protruding triangle suggests beard, above long cylindrical neck. Long arms extend over head, bent slightly backwards; two oval shapes on chest indicating breasts. Head and torso continuous; rounded buttocks and short legs, with blackish feet. CONDITION: Part of right foot broken off; slight crack extending from back to buttocks.
English: The Tellem are thought to have occupied the region of the Bandiagara escarpment until the sixteenth century. The human form with raised arms is a common pose for Tellem sculptures and is said to refer to prayers for rain, crucial in this dry region.
Date
English: 11th-15th century (possibly)
Dimensions 10 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (26.7 x 7.3 x 4.4 cm)
institution QS:P195,Q632682
Current location
Arts of Africa collection South Gallery, 1st Floor
Accession number
Credit line The Adolph and Esther D. Gottlieb Collection
Notes
  • Culture: Dogon
  • Culture: Mopti Region, Mali
  • Place made: Mopti Region, Mali
Source/Photographer Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum; Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.51.39_PS6.jpg
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