Exhibiting a wide diversity in size, symbolism, intimacy and style, African maternity figures depict the ideals of beauty, fertility, character and action and many signify much more, whether the primordial mother or a legendary founding ancestor. Commonly used as shrine figures, they were often objects of petitions or prayers for fertility and successful births. The prevelance of the maternity theme testifies to the importance of women and children to the continuity of each people. Sitting on a figurative stool, it is a nice example of Dogon carving.
This old Dogon figure has a nice patina. Some cracks are present but still an attractive collectors piece.
This item will be carefully packed and shipped with track and trace.
- Old Maternity figure
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 20th century
- Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 28×7×6 cm
- 617 g