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Head of antelope

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    New York (photographed)

  • Date:

    1935 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph

  • Museum number:

    2005-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 202, box I

Physical description

Photograph depicting a wooden Mandé figure of an antelope's head by the Bambara people

Place of Origin

New York (photographed)

Date

1935 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Photograph

Dimensions

Height: 14.5 in Height of sculpture

Object history note

This head represents Koba, the symbol of the goddess of fecundity of the earth (Tji-Ouara or Tji-Wara).

Descriptive line

Photograph by Walker Evans depicting a Mandé figure of an antelope's head by the Bambara people of French Sudan (modern day Mali) in an exhibition entitled 'African Negro Art' at the Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1935.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

AFRICAN NEGRO ART

Photographs by Walker Evans

List of Photographs

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Subject; Sculpture; Figures

Categories

Africa; Photographs; Black History

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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