Object title
Man on Camel Built by
Built in Mali Description
In Mali the word Sogo refers to animals, objects, and puppets which contain messages revealing teachings about life. This combination of a camel head mask with a rod-puppet camel driver on its back would have been used in ritual performances reflecting Malian beliefs and attitudes towards nature. Living Objects theme
Historical Contexts

Years created and used
Late 20th century Medium
Wood, cloth, wire, paint Type of puppet
Mask-and-rod puppet Dimensions
Height: 29”
Width: 4”
Depth: 21”