Dogon healing figure (Front view)
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Item : Dogon healing figure, Picture : Front view (approx. 17 Kbytes)


Originally drive in the ground, this statue presents a very schematic style. Metal parts are fixed on the neck and the head, the face is simply outlined. A thick sacrificial patina, very encrusted, is visible on the higher part. This figure is most probably of prophylactic use.

Probably second part of the 19th century.

Object #5307

Origin :

Mali

Type :

Statuary

Ethnic group :

Dogon

Material :

Wood, iron, sacrificial materials

Size :

H = 15.3 inches

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