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reverse glass painting of two people
  • Mor Gueye
    born circa 1925
    active: Senegal
  • reverse glass painting of two people, circa 1995
  • Where object was made: Senegal
  • reverse painting on glass
  • Object Height/Width: 33 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Width: 13 x 9 7/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • C2011.030
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Reverse painting on glass of two human figures holding vessels on their heads. The figure on the facing left is wearing a red necklace and has a cloth wrapped around the waist in white, black and yellow stripes. The figure on the facing right is wearing an orange necklace and has a plain white cloth wrapped around the waist. Both are wearing green earrings and white bracelets. Each has a peach colored oval vessel on their head with a yellow bowl on top. Both are barefoot and have brown skin and black hair. The backdrop is blue with a light tan ground at the bottom. The back of the piece is backed with cardboard and edged with paper.