Dogon Ancestor Figure, Mali
Dogon Ancestor Figure, Mali
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Dogon Ancestor Figure, Mali

$1,500.00
Gesture ia one of the most enigmatic features of Dogon sculpture, which depicts figures with raised arms, arms crossed over torso, hands covering eyes, and a variety of other postures. Figures with raised arms are often associated with the prayer for rain, although they have also been related to rights of the harvest. The presence of both beard & breasts make this figure a hermaphrodite, a motif whose meaning remains obscure.

Height: 28"

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