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So-Ma-So Figure - DOGON - Mali

Lot reference 13280641

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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.

Gb Karl Norton UK  

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 48
Member since: January 13, 2016
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    La poulie est très belle avec patine d'utilisation, mais le masque Pwo n'a rien d'exceptinnel; Bonnes pièces .

    lovviere October 11, 2017

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    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!

    Autenticidad October 11, 2017

  • Very well packed and timely delivered, absolutely no problems. Product as described in the briefing.

    tonks October 11, 2017

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    Parfait, très bonne communication, emballage soigné, à recommander.

    oliviergroscaux September 30, 2017

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    Very nice brass snuff ring Tiv.

    Letraherido September 26, 2017

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Belgium $ 23.48
Canada $ 44.62
Switzerland $ 28.18
Germany $ 23.48
Denmark $ 23.48
Spain $ 28.18
France $ 23.48
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Ireland $ 23.48
Italy $ 25.83
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