Friday, April 27, 2012

Seated Musician (Koro Player) - African Dogon Wood and Iron Sculpture, Central northern Bandiagara escarpment, Mopti Region, Mali, Late 18th Century


This figure wears a necklace called a korte. Consisting of a series of packets containing verses from the Qur’an, the korte is worn for protection—indicating the influence of Islam even among the Dogon, a largely non-Islamic people.

Source: brooklynmuseum.org

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