African Tribal Art - Dogon Ancestor Figure

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 7333, Tertre, Belgium

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    Former Belgian private collection

    African sculpture representing a motionless subject in a rare tilting movement. The surface of the sculpture is dry, marked by traces of various libations and marks of deep erosions and cracks.
    Dogon statues are generally carved to order of specific families, but they can also be the object of worship within the community as a whole. Although their precise functions remain relatively unknown, Dogon religious rituals revolve around four main cults: the Lébé, linked to fertility and led by the Hogon; the Wagem, dedicated to the ancestors and placed under the authority of the patriarch; the Binou, evoking the world of spirits and led by the Binou priest; as well as the society of masks, having particular importance during funeral ceremonies.

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    Ref: 6DHSC5C210

    Condition As is
    Ethnic group Dogon
    Style Tribal Art (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity 20th century)
    Country of origin Mali
    Width (cm) 10
    Height (cm) 76
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 7333, Tertre, Belgium
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