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Accession number 2008.005
Catalog Number 2008.005.0525
Object Name Painting
Made Mawaka
Place of Origin Africa
Description Painting of an African woman carrying a basket on her back which is secured by a strap on her head. There is a jug sticking out of the top of the basket and she is carrying another jug on her head. She is wearing a bright red top and a white skirt with red, yellow, and green stripes at the bottom. The background is brightly colored with blue, purple, yellow, red, and green. The artist signed his/her name in black in the bottom right corner of the painting- "Mawaka '59/ Leo." The paint is thick and heavy on the surface, it appears to have been applied with a palette knife. The painting is held inside of a wooden frame. The framer adhered a foil sticker to the back of the frame.
Artist Mawaka
People Stans, Maurice H.
Search Terms Painting
Art
Africa
1959
Women
Aboriginal