Sankofa Bird Sculpture

Item Name: 
Sankofa Bird Sculpture
Inventory Number: 
2015.1009.7.1989.14
Category: 
Sculpture, Wooden
Ethnicity: 
African
Acquisition Year: 
1989
Condition: 
Excellent
Size: 
22"h x 13"l x 5"w
Wooden sculpture, depicts a bird reaching behind toward an egg on its back. The Sankofa Bird is a common motif that symbolizes the willingness to borrow and learn from the past. Attached to wooden base. Embedded with cut-metal triangles and multi-colored beads. Two further motifs are incorporated including a chieftain's stool.