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Lecture: Iconic Horsemen of West Africa

March 7, 2013
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

Across Western Sudan, the iconic image of the horse and rider emerges in the 10th century, a period of mighty empires fueled by trans-Saharan trade. Curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock explores the origins and the scope of this image in West Africa and its continuing relevance through time.

Bankoni. Bougouni region, Mali. Horse and Rider and Four Figures, late 14th century.