Dogon seated figure (Three quarters view)
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Item : Dogon seated figure, Picture : Three quarters view (approx. 15 Kbytes)


This seated female figure is characteristic of Dogon art in the area of Bandiagara cliffs. The most notable elements are short bent legs and lengthened arms, with the breasts located high on the chest.

This object was probably placed on a family's ancestral altar to serve as supports for the deceased ancestors' soul (vageu). It is here about a particularly elegant specimen of this type of object.
18th / 19th century.

Object #2144

Origin :

Mali (Sangha area, Bandiagara cliffs)

Type :

Statuary

Ethnic group :

Dogon

Material :

Very eroded wood, traces of old crusty patina

Size :

H = 11.1 inches

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