Nommo Die and Nommo Titiyane by Mikael Owunna
Nommo Die and Nommo Titiyane


Signed and numbered, verso

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

24 x 36 inches (61 x 91.4 cm)
(Edition of 6 + 2 APs)

40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
(Edition of 3 + 1 AP)

The divine Nommo twins in Dogon cosmology represent both the first ancestors and gods from which all people descend. Nommo Die, “Great Nommo,” was the first and remains in heaven as the agent of the creator god Amma. His twin Nommo Titiyane, “Messenger of the Nommo,” guards and protects his spiritual principles. Together, they play a central role in the cosmic structure and unfolding of the universe.

Work by Mikael Owunna