About this object

This female shrine figure in wood is covered with a thick crust of sacrificial material that would have been dripped or rubbed on it during consecration and periodic offering rituals.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Mali
  • Date made
    1965 before
  • Materials
    Foodstuff; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Gallery 43, 1965
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1965 before
  • Measurements
    580 mm x 100 mm x 82 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: Carved figure (Tellem). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. in 1965 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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