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'Male and Female D’mba Figures' by Baga Artist, Guinea

Paired Figures

Couples feature prominently in the High Museum’s African art collection, demonstrating that the duality of the human condition is an enduring universal concern. Fred and Rita Richman, who began donating African art to the High in 1971 and endowed a curatorial position devoted to African Art in 2001, were intensely drawn to this theme.