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reverse glass painting of a woman holding a gourd bowl
  • Mor Gueye
    born circa 1925
    active: Senegal
  • reverse glass painting of a woman holding a gourd bowl, 1995
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • reverse painting on glass
  • Object Height/Width: 48 x 32.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 18 7/8 x 12 13/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.077
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Reverse glass painting of a woman. In her proper left hand she is holding a yellow gourd bowl with a light brown cover on it and a small yellow gourd bowl upside down and resting on top of the cover. On the woman’s proper right side there is a white goat standing behind her and her hand is holding the goat’s nose and mouth. The woman is wearing a dark blue headscarf with gold and white border. She is wearing a pink sleeveless shirt that has a blue star pattern on it and has a yellow strap at the top. Around her waist she is wearing a light blue cloth that is decorated with a dark blue, comb-like pattern and has red at the ends. Around her legs she is wearing another cloth that is printed with wide bands of dark blue and red with white triangle shapes and separated by black bands. She wears a large light brown earring or other ornament on the proper left side, a small orange necklace with gold pendant, and a small red pouch with gold decoration and black string hanging down the front of her blouse. She wears gold bracelets on both wrists and one ring on each hand. The background is solid light blue.
The painting is backed with cardboard and the edges are wrapped in off-white adhesive tape and there is a white hanging string attached.