Wall of Memory for an Ancestral Palace


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Brazil

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Title Wall of Memory for an Ancestral Palace
Object Number EP-2019-7-1
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Provenience Brazil
Date Made 2019
Section African
Materials Steel

This contemporary artwork represents the continued life of African traditions in the Diaspora. The symbols of Candomblé—a Yoruba-inspired, South American religion—are written in steel on the other side of this wall. The artist Jorge Dos Anjos has dedicated it in honor of the orixas (deities) of Candomblé.

Credit Line Commissioned by Penn Museum, 2019

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