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This cloth was created for the funeral of Felix Houphouet-Boigny (1905-1993), president of Cote d'Ivoire from 1960 until 1993. Boigny is the Baule word for "ram," a symbol of power and male virility. The dove is a symbol of peace-one of the tenets of the national government.

Wax-printed cotton
71 x 45 3/4 in. (180.3 x 116.2 cm)
General Acquisition Fund
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, West African Wax Prints, May 1, 2000 - May 15, 2000

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