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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: 70
Member since: January 13, 2016
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    The somalian maternity is very nice.
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