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Images from the Art of the Dogons


Dogon Hermaphrodite figure.


Dogon couple, perhaps representing the primordial ancestor.


Dogon mother figure showing twin birth. Probably made for shrine

Different Contexts of African Art


A shrine to the river god Tano. The priest holds the gun probably to ward off evil spirits. Note the presence of two mother-and-child statues.


Assante Queen Mother from the matrilineal Akan peoples of modern Ghana. Photograph shows the traditional museum quality image with a neutral light and neutral background.

Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907.