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

Title: Shrine Figure

Material: Wood

People: Dogon

Country: Mali

Description: This tall and impressive piece represents a male 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.

We acquired this piece in Mali in 1996. Originally collected in the Sanga village in the 1960's by Mamadou Diao. Purchased from Mamadi Diane ( Mousa Diane's father) who acquired the piece from his friend Mamadou Sylla, better known as Diao who passed away in 1978.
Figure dimensions: 48" height x 9" width x 13" depth

Circular stand dimensions: 10" diameter

Due to the age, rarity and quality of this piece, we do not display the price.
Please call or email us for the price if interested - SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY Please ask for condition report.
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