Stamp

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Object Name
sankofa
Label Text
This adinkra stamp is known as "sankofa." It is another form of the bird looking backwards and refers to proverbs about learning from the past.
Description
Heart-shaped adinkra stamp with two scrolling lines and a triangular point at the other end.
Provenance
Roy and Brigitta Mitchell, Washington, D.C., -- to 2010
Exhibition History
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., November 4, 2017-ongoing
Topic
Weaving
Male use
heart
National Museum of African Art
Akan artist
Credit Line
Gift of the Roy and Brigitta Mitchell Collection
Medium
Gourd, plant fiber or wood, cloth, cord
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.6 x 5.3 x 11.9 cm (2 3/16 x 2 1/16 x 4 11/16 in.)
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Geography
Ghana
Type
Tool and Equipment
Object number
2010-10-376