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Mossi Ninana Post

Ninana Post
Mossi Ninana Post

Artist: Unknown Mossi artist

Name: Ninana (pl. ninandé) post

Origin: Mossi people of Burkina Faso

Made of: Wood

Dimensions: H: 35 3/8” (90cm)

From: Gift of Dr. Oliver E.  and Pamela F. Cobb, 2008

Accession no. 2008.02.007

On display in the PLU’s Mortvedt Library (2nd floor)

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

Description: This is a Mossi Figure on a post, which is carved out of wood. The figure has scarification on the face, chest, and thighs, in a style that is found in the Mossi society. The gender is unknown due to the shorts carved on the figure.