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Tellem figure (106 cm) - Wood - Dogon - Mali - Asian African Art
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Tellem figure (106 cm) – Wood – Dogon – Mali


Object:Tellem Figure
Ethnic group / culture:Dogon
Region/ country:Mali
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Fair condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:106x16x16 cm
Weight:3000 g

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Authentic wooden Tellem figure from the Dogon tribe from Mali. The Tellem are known for their abstract figures with stretched arms. This was seen as a sign for plea for rain. This is an exceptional, appealing figurine, with the arms raised into the air.

Considering its age, the figurine is still in reasonable condition, with a beautiful patina of antiquity. This statuette has “lived well” given its clear traces of intense tribal use.

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

Please contact first before order, higher shipping cost may apply due to the size of this item.