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1970s, acquired in Bamako, Mali by Geneviève McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2009, gift of the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

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Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Dogon peoples, Mali, 20th century, 1950–2000

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Height x width (Main body and cross bar): 39.7 x 37 x 4 cm (15 5/8 x 14 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Wood, nails


Africa and Oceania


Decorative arts