Arts of Africa
19th century or earlier
6 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (15.6 x 7.0 x 11.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Mark S. Rapoport, M.D. and Jane C. Hughes
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Dogon. Head, 19th century or earlier. Terracotta, 6 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (15.6 x 7.0 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mark S. Rapoport, M.D. and Jane C. Hughes, 1999.133.12. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.133.12_front.jpg)
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Elongated head with a truncated ellipsoidal shape in the back. An engraved crest on the top is extended by an arrow-shaped nose. Very near to nose are two rhomboidal eyes and a coffee-bead-shaped mouth below. A gently trimmed beard enhances the jaw. There is a flat triangular ear on each side. A long, gently swelling neck is incised at the bottom with a diagonal line pattern. Condition: Abrasion on crest, ears, nose, mouth, and pattern around base.
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