X2005.16.2 Glass Painting

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Glass Painting
Artist: Mor-Gueye
Dakar, Senegal
Wolof peoples
Glass, paint, cardboard, tape, string
H: 48.0 cm, W: 22.5 cm, D: .6 cm (H: 18.9 in, W: 8.8 in, D: .23 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum Purchase. X2005.16.2


In this reverse-glass painting Mor Gueye follows the 1955 print of Mami Wata closely, including the inset figure of the flute player with snakes on the lower right.

Source: Drewal, Henry John. (2008) “Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas”, Los Angeles, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 56