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Ancestor figure - Wood - Dogon - Mali - Asian African Art
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Ancestor figure – Wood – Dogon – Mali

 345,00

Object:Ancestor Figure
Ethnic group / culture:DOGON
Region/ country:Mali
Material:Wood
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:86x18x16 cm
Weight:6000 g

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Description

Magnificent wooden male ancestor figure from the DOGON tribe, Mali. Beautiful ancient age patina. Good condition with traces of wear and tear.
Dogon figures are predominantly associated with the ancestor cult. They are carved either for personal or family use or, if they commemorate the foundation of a community, are worshiped by the village.
Usually representing spirits, ancestors or the primordial couple, figures such as these were placed in shrines and treated with great respect. Through a wide range of style, scale, belief and function the figures depicted share a timeless, serene quality necessary to the continuity of Dogon society.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

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