Kneeling Figure (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

17th century
MALI,Djenne Region
Overall: 10 1/2 × 5 × 5 1/2 in. (26.67 × 12.7 × 13.97 cm)
Kneeling is a recurring theme in sculptures, and the upward gaze of the terracotta figure suggests humility and reverence. His necklace features a biconical bead similar to those displayed nearby, while an adze rests over his shoulder.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
2019: "African Art: Power and Identity", Peninsula Fine Arts Center, January 26 - April 29, 2019

Spirit of the Motherland. Art Museum of Western Virginia 9/95 - 12/95. Peninsula Fine Arts Center 1/96 - 5/96.

From Earth. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. 10 March - 31 December 1983.
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