Friday, April 27, 2012

Nommo Figure with Raised Arms - African Wood Sculpture, Mopti Region, Mali, 11th-15th Century (possibly)


The Tellem are thought to have occupied the region of the Bandiagara escarpment until the sixteenth century. The human form with raised arms is a common pose for Tellem sculptures and is said to refer to prayers for rain, crucial in this dry region.

Source: brooklynmuseum.org

1 comment:

Dr. Yaz said...

I have a "similar" statue in my collection . The x-owner calls him "rain maker".
Thnx for introductory info.
Dr. Yaz