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Anthropomorphic figure - Culture Tennenkou

Unknown10 th century - 15 th century

Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso - Universidad de Valladolid

Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso - Universidad de Valladolid
Valladolid, Spain

The sculpture, with obvious remains of red slip, represents a kneeling man resting his hands on his legs, while raising his head to look directly upwards in what may be a posture of prayer. The features of the face are not very marked, and the grimace made by his mouth stands out. However, his large ears, very separated from the head, attract the attention. He is adorned with bracelets on the wrist. Owing to its typology, the sculpture is related to the human representations in various postures, frequntly linked to prayer, which are so habitual in the cultures of Mali9

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  • Title: Anthropomorphic figure - Culture Tennenkou
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 10 th century - 15 th century
  • Date Created: 10 th century - 15 th century
  • Date Published: 2014-03-07
  • Location Shown: Palacio de Santa Cruz
  • Location Stored: Sala Renacimiento
  • Location: Malí
  • Location Created: Malí
  • Location Published: Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso de la Universidad de Valladolid
  • Original Language: English
  • Provenance: Nigeria
  • Subject Keywords: African Sculpture
  • Type: African Sculpture
  • Publisher: Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso de la Universidad de Valladolid
  • Rights: Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso de la Universidad de Valladolid
  • External Link: Figura antropomorfa - Cultura Tennenkou
  • Medium: Imagen JPG

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