[Note: This example illustrates CCO creator display option 3 for unknown creators (CCO page 92). In this example, the “Creator” field is linked to a Name Authority record for unknown. The “Culture” field provides context.]
Class [controlled]: sculpture African art
*Work Type [link]: statue
*Title: Equestrian Figure
*Creator Display: unknown
*Role [link]: sculptor [link]: unknown
*Creation Date: 13th-15th century [controlled]: Earliest: 1200 Latest: 1499
*Subject [links]: human figure horse male warrior ceremonial object military
Culture [link]: Niger Delta region
*Current Location [link]: National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, District of Columbia, United States) ID: 86-12-2
Creation Location [link]: Inland Niger Delta region (Mali)
*Measurements: 70.5 x 14.9 x 19.7 cm (27 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches)
[controlled]: Value: 70.5 Unit: cm Type: height | Value: 14.9 Unit: cm Type: width | Value: 19.7 Unit: cm Type: depth
*Materials and Techniques: low-fired ceramic, coarse clay with added grog (crushed pot sherds)
Material [links]: terracotta grog Technique [links]: low firing
Description: The elaborate dress of the figure suggests ceremonial military attire, and it may represent one of the warriors who were once allies of the Malian emperor Sundjata Keita (ca. 1210-ca. 1260). Based on stylistic comparisons with similar figures, it can be tentatively dated to some time between the 13th and 15th centuries.
Description Source [link]: National Museum of African Art online. www.nmafa.si.edu Page: accessed 22 December 2006
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