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A terracotta figure of a man excavated in the Djenne/Mopti area

A terracotta figure of a man excavated in the Djenne/Mopti area. Most of these figures are found in wall cavities in the ruins of mud-brick houses. It is thought that they either represent devotees in household ancestral shrines or were intended to protect the house from flooding by the Niger. Country of Origin: Mali. Culture: Djenne/Mopti. Date/Period: c.13-14th C. Place of Origin: Area between Niger and Bani Rivers. Material Size: Terracotta. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Formerly Entwistle Gallery, now Detroit Institute of Arts. Location: 35

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