Nongnom tellem statue from Mali

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 83330, LE CASTELLET, France

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    "Statue of TELLEM of Mali
    Large ancient hermaphroditic statue (Nongom) known as TELLEM of MALI
    with thick crusty patina, sacrificial material
    height 74cm plus base delivered with 78cm
    The wood is very eroded and the hands are missing
    the head has lost a part of its cranial box
    This character called Nongom is hermaphroditic
    a strong chest and a prominent male sex
    the face with an academic line, the nose in arrow, the small goatee and the well drawn ears
    the knees bent, the feet growing back on a cylindrical base.
    Two sculptures with a similar position can be found in "Dogon" of the Dapper Museum, pages 162 and 163.

    First occupying the cliffs of Biandagara in northern Mali, the tellem have been replaced by the Dogon little by little until today
    Beautiful collection piece
    free shipping within the European Union
    300 euros for the International

    Ref: D3BI2K1VW8

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    Location 83330, LE CASTELLET, France

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