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Artist: Abou Diakité, Guinean

Female Figure (Musokoro)

late 20th century

String, encrustation, animal hair, cotton thread, cloth, cowrie shells, bird's beak, leather, metal, and mirror

14 15/16 × 6 5/16 × 6 1/2 in. (38 × 16 × 16.5 cm)
Gift of David C. Conrad
2008.138.1
Geography: 
Musadugu, Guinea
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Maninka
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Abou Diakité, a basitigi (ritual practitioner or leader of the ceremonial society) (at a village outside of Kankan), Upper Guinea, but originates from Moussadougou in southeast Guinea, unknown date–2005
David Conrad, Stinson Beach, 2005–2008.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 124, ill.

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