Tellem - ancestor figure - Glass beads, Wood - Dogon - Mali

Description
Tellem - ancestor figure - Glass beads, Wood - Dogon - Mali
2nd half 20th century - Good

Small, abstract ancestor figure of the Dogon (Mali).
The raised arms symbolise the connection between heaven and earth, associated with the appeal for rain.
The figure has a crusty patina.

Lot details
Object
Tellem - ancestor figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Dogon
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Glass beads, Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×6×6 cm
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