Dogon. <em>Togu Na Post</em>, 19th century. Wood, 48 x 16 1/2 x 7 in. (121.8 x 41.8 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Eugene and Harriet Becker, 1991.226.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.226.1_bw.jpg)

Togu Na Post


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 48 x 16 1/2 x 7 in. (121.8 x 41.8 x 17.8 cm)


Accession Number: 1991.226.1

Image: 1991.226.1_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Post with a straight shaft and forked top. Decorated with a pair of human breasts, bordered at the top by two rows of incised interlocking triangles, and at the bottom by a single row of incised triangles. Below a reptile is carved in high relief. CONDITION: Piece shows expected wear, including extensive weathering. Bottom portion is stained darker color where it was inserted into the ground.

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