Figure of a woman giving birth to a snake. Inner Niger Delta (IND) region, Mali. 12th–14th century.
Terracotta with ochre/red slip. H: 36 cm.
Provenance: Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva, inv. 1004-95.
To learn more about Djenne terracotta figures, see:
Scrofulous Sogolon: Scanning the Sunjata Epic by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux & Marc Ghysels, Tribal Art magazine, Spring 2015, XIX-2, n°75, pp. 88-123 — a free PDF is available here:
This 3D model was built using a set of VRT images (Volume Rendering Technique) after post-processing 1.050 CT-scan axial slices (Somatom + InSpace).
MG • January 25, 2016