Basenji (West)

Size: 11.5 x 18.75 x 6 inches
stoneware with underglaze and glaze

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George Rodriguez's Basenji is one of eight dog sculptures from the 2023 Ritual Vessels exhibition. Modeled after a wooden African artifact from Congo, the sculpture is inspired by the Colima dog folk art sculpture from Mexico that served as a kind of template for the group of dogs. In the Congo, wooden folk art dogs would have nails hammered into the flat back as part of a ceremony.

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