Old Maternity figure - Wood - Dogon - Mali

Description
Old Maternity figure - Wood - Dogon - Mali
2nd half 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

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.

Lot details
Object
Old Maternity figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Dogon
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
28×7×6 cm
Weight
617 g
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