Nommo Die and Nommo Titiyane
Nommo Die and Nommo Titiyane

2021

Signed and numbered, verso

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

24 x 36 inches (61 x 91.4 cm)
(Edition of 6 + 2 APs)
$10,000

40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
(Edition of 3 + 1 AP)
$20,000

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