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Reverse-glass Painting ('suweer' in Wolof)
H0222600
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Chosen and explained by Teiko MISHIMA "Portrait of a Real Person". This is a portrait of a woman named Sohkona Daba. She is said to have been a daughter of Ahmadou Bamba, Founder of the Mouride confraternity. This is one of my favorite depictions of the beauty of Senegalese women.

History of the Object
Many artists used this composition style to paint women. The first model is reported to have been a girl called Aba Segou who lived in the early 20th century. This woman has a hairstyle called Ngukke, which was popular at that time. She is wearing large gold accessories and is displaying a melancholy look that is very attractive.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
glass and wooden frame 
Measurements
Width 48.0 cm. Height 0.5 cm. Length 32.5 cm.  
Creator name
Mr. Mor Gueye 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Senegal 
Geography
Senegal 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century 
Function
painting 
Acquisition
Collected in 2000 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
National Museum of Ethnology, Japan (Minpaku) 
Museum
National Museum of Ethnology 
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