Figure of a Seated Musician (Koro Player)
This figure wears a necklace called a korte. Consisting of a series of packets containing verses from the Qur’an, the korte is worn for protection—indicating the influence of Islam even among the Dogon, a largely non-Islamic people.
- Culture: Dogon
- Medium: Wood, iron
- Place Made: Central northern Bandiagara escarpment, Mopti Region, Mali
- Dates: late 18th century
- Dimensions: 22 x 7 x 4 1/4 in. (55.8 x 17.7 x 10.8 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Arts of Africa
- Museum Location: This item is on view in African Storage Annex, East Gallery, 1st Floor
- Accession Number: 61.2
- Credit Line: Frank L. Babbott Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Dogon. Figure of a Seated Musician (Koro Player), late 18th century. Wood, iron, 22 x 7 x 4 1/4 in. (55.8 x 17.7 x 10.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 61.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Seated male figure holding a koro (rectangular shaped instrument) with extensions on top and bottom. Figure has a long cylindrical torso and neck; wears a necklace with two suspended bells. Distinct arrow-form nose, segmented coiffure, beard.
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)