Wives of Sango

Created by
Donaldson, Jeff, American, 1932 - 2004
Subject of
AfriCOBRA, founded 1968
Date
1971
Medium
paint, foil, and ink on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W (artwork): 36 1/4 × 25 9/16 in. (92 × 65 cm)
H x W x D (frame): 38 1/16 × 27 7/16 × 1 3/4 in. (96.7 × 69.7 × 4.5 cm)
Description
This mixed media artwork by Jeff Donaldson shows the Wives of Sango. Three women are visible in the painting. The woman in the center is facing outward dressed in white. The other two women are in 3/4 profile facing either side of the frame. The woman on the left is dressed in shades of red and pink with a silver-colored diamond patterned neckline with small cutouts. The woman on the right is wearing a headband and is dressed in shades of green and yellow. All three women have gold- and silver-colored foil accents and are wearing weaponry including knives and ammunition belts. At the bottom in silver-colored foil is text that reads [OYA · OSUN / AND OBA WIVES OF SANGO]. At the center bottom is a double headed axe symbol. The artist signed the work at the bottom. The artwork is floating in a white frame.
Classification
Visual Arts
Type
paintings
mixed media
Topic
Africa
African diaspora
Art
Black power
Religion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.33.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Jeff Donaldson
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54de2ff8f-6029-49ae-9ab8-7ea951a2399d
3 image(s)