X2007.2.1 Painting

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Painting
Artist: Kwame Akoto or Almighty God
Ghana
Oil on plywood
1950
D: 2.2 cm, H: 60.9 cm, W: 122.5 cm (D: .86 in, H: 23.9 in, W: 48.2 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Doran H. Ross X2007.2.1

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In this painting Mami Wata’s seductive presence and powers are simultaneously acknowledged and denied in crossing out her image and the writing of a plea above it.

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 67

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