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The Equestrian Image

February 17, 1984 – April 8, 1984

Museum: African Art Museum

Location: Focus Gallery, 3rd Floor, 318 A St., NE

On view is a brass sculpture that served as a finial on a large iron staff, an emblem of leadership called a "sono" by the peoples of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.