Ancestral Figure - Dogon People, Mali M24 (Please call for price)
Ancestral Figure - Dogon People, Mali M24 (Please call for price)
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Ancestral Figure - Dogon People, Mali M24 (Please call for price)

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The Dogon live in the remote Bandiagara cliffs. They have a very complex cosmology and are known for their incredible masks and sculptures. Sculptures are important in their everyday life. Both their making & purpose have symbolic meaning. Sculptures are kept in houses, sanctuaries or by the Hogon (spiritual leader).This tall and impressive piece represents a female ancestral figure. It served as a shrine figure belonging to the Hogon, the spiritual leader of the Dogon. The Dogon worship their ancestors, both historical and mythical, and this figure relates to a real or fictional ancestor. The sculpture of the Dogon constitutes one of the richest artistic traditions of West Africa.

Ex. Helene & Philippe LeLoup, New York 1991 and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Eroded arms due to age, cracks and bottom portion of left foot missing.

Height: 34" x Width: 4" x Depth: 4 " - on its 6 " square base, it is 34 ⅝" in height.

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