Komakan figure

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Komakan figure

Mali

Komakan double figure (Pre-Dogon)
Komakan village, south of the Bandiagara cliff

Carved wood
Circa 1320-1426 (C14 Test)
Height: 26 ¾ in. (68 cm)

Ex collection Pierre Harter, Paris
Ex collection Michel Gaud, Saint-Tropez
Ex Sotheby’s, London, Important African Art : The Michel Gaud Collection, November 29th, 1993, lot 1
Ex collection André Fourquet, Paris
Ex collection particulière parisienne

Exhibited : Cannes, Musée de la Castre, La rencontre du ciel et de la terre, June – September 1990

Published:
La rencontre du ciel et de la terre. Arts premiers d’Afrique Noire, Cannes, 1990, Musée de la Castre, p. 11, n° 8
Art tribal d’Afrique Noire, Bacquart, J.B., London, 1998, p. 60, fig. 4

Sold
This figure is characteristic of Komakan (south of the Bandiagara cliff), a pre-Dogon culture that dates back to the same time period as the Tellem culture (see Hélène Leloup “Dogon Statuary” page 154).
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