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Figure with snakes - Culture Djenné

Unknown10 th century - 16 th century

Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso - Universidad de Valladolid

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

Kneeling masculine figure, whose bodyupper and lower limbs and back -is crawling with undulating snakes. The person is turning his head violently towards the back, resting it on his crossed arms, adopting a posture which makes him appear disjointed. A piece of fabric covers the lower part of the body to the thighs. The forced posture of the figure is a similar to a coiled snake, something which is reminiscent of the myth of the origin of the Dogon, when death did not exist and at an advanced age people were transformed into reptiles. It would be hazardous to give a definitive affirmation regarding the symbolism and utility of the piece, since more information on this is not available.

Details

  • Title: Figure with snakes - Culture Djenné
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 10 th century - 16 th century
  • Date Created: 10 th century - 16 th century
  • Date Published: 2014-03-07
  • Location Shown: Sala Renacimiento
  • Location Stored: Palacio de Santa Cruz de Valladolid
  • Location: Malí, Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso de la Universidad de Valladolid
  • Location Created: Malí
  • Location Published: Fundación Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso de la Universidad de Valladolid
  • Original Language: English
  • Provenance: Malí
  • Subject Keywords: African Sculptor
  • Type: African Sculptor
  • 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 con serpientes
  • Medium: Imagen TIFF

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