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Austere seated male figure – Dogon – Mali

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Austere seated male figure – Dogon – Mali

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Perfect Dogon carving in very dry and dense wood with only minor age cracks. Collected in situ in 1958, but certainly created many decades before.

Stylized female figure seated on a columnar support with tapering arms and legs, a narrow torso with protruding abdomen and a prominent navel. One hand resting on the belly, the other on the upperpart of the left leg. Four incised ornaments on the arms, the slightly forward tilting neck supporting an egg-shaped head with a tuft of hair on the crown. Bracket ears and an arrow-shaped nose between closely set bulging eyes. The mouth and the long rectangular grooved beard in one piece. Fine dark patina overall, encrusted in places. The figure radiates an air of contemplative introversion

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Dimensions : 42 cm.
Tribe : Dogon of the Bandiagara cliffs of northeast Mali
Material : hardwood
Weight : 0.925 kg.

Provenance: Collected in situ in 1958 by Docteur Charles Renault, then assistant public health officer to the French colonial administration. Acquired from his family in La Rochelle in 1991.

For the Literature see: no similar piece has been found. The richness in variety of Dogon sculpture is such that even all the sources that exist cannot contain it
Sold with written declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized in the material cultures of people living south of the Sahara.
Sent by registered and insured mail.

Nl Bastien  

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 126
Member since: November 19, 2014
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    Oggetto interessante. Consegna OK

    renatowiki October 5, 2017

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    Merci beaucoup, elle est très belle et arrivée intacte.
    Bien cordialement

    tatiefraise007 September 26, 2017

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    mooie masker en op tijd geleverd

    ManuOsaer September 22, 2017

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    Vendeur toujours régulier, beau masque comme espéré.

    Treizecharmes September 19, 2017

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    Importante scultura Bangwa. Spedizione rapida. Venditore gentilissimo

    renatowiki August 31, 2017

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