Early - Mid 20C
Dimensions cm: 24 tall x 7 wide, not including base
Provenance: Purchased from Tennant's Auction House, January 2016
A really nice old Dogon figure from Bombu Toro region (Southern Cliffs) Mali. This shrine figure has had a lot of ritual libations poured over it in its time and shows it beautifully. It has a couple of small age cracks but stable ,A beautiful styled item on a solid wood mounted base. Please enlarge these photos to see the true age and beauty of this piece.
Female sexual characteristics accentuated, bulging belly like a pregnant woman, missing parts through insect caused damage (base), fine cracks, abrasion of paint, metal plate;
Figures like the present might have belonged to female societies and were used for the education of young girls. They were displayed on certain fertility and rain-making rituals. According to Helene Leloup they were called "so-ma-so" ("listen to me"), a sentence effective for education and for prayers for fertility as well.
Tracked and signed for shipping and sent fully insured as always.
|Member since:||January 13, 2016|
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.La poulie est très belle avec patine d'utilisation, mais le masque Pwo n'a rien d'exceptinnel; Bonnes pièces .
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Jammer dat de klepel bij de grote bel ontbreekt, maar had ik zelf beter op de foto gekeken, was ik niet verrast. Wel een mooi item!
Very well packed and timely delivered, absolutely no problems. Product as described in the briefing.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Parfait, très bonne communication, emballage soigné, à recommander.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Very nice brass snuff ring Tiv.
Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.
|United States||$ 44.62|
|Rest of Europe||$ 30.53|
|Rest of the World||$ 46.97|
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