kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure
kneeling female figure

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kneeling female figure

Jenne culture


African art has a long history, which is difficult to chronologically reconstruct due to limited archaeological work and few written records.  Objects of wood and other perishable materials rarely survive beyond a few generations, and this wooden figure, hundreds of years old, is a rare surviving example.  However, those made of longer lasting materials such as stone, metal and ceramic (baked clay) provide evidence of the long history of African sculpture.

(Robert Jones, Indianapolis) {1} and (Thomas Slater, Indianapolis) sold on March 12, 1984 to Harrison Eiteljorg [1903-1997] of Indianapolis; donated to the IMA 1989

{1} Robert Jones also sold under the name Robert Fitzgerald

Object Information

culture
Jenne culture
creation date
14th to 16th century
materials
wood, incrustation
dimensions
28 x 4 x 4 3/4 in.
accession number
1989.174
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Eiteljorg
copyright
Public Domain
colors