Dogon. <em>Nommo Figure with Raised Arms</em>, 11th-15th century (possibly). Wood, organic sacrificial materials, 10 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (26.7 x 7.3 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Adolph and Esther D. Gottlieb Collection, 1989.51.39. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.51.39_PS6.jpg)

Nommo Figure with Raised Arms


Medium: Wood, organic sacrificial materials

Geograhical Locations:

Dates: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)



Accession Number: 1989.51.39

Image: 1989.51.39_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

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