Dogon Figure

Africa | Mali

Dogon Figure

Mali

An anthropomorphic fetish / amulet
Carved wood
Early 20th century or before
Height: 6 ¾ in. (16.5 cm)

Ex collection Laurent Dodier, France
Ex private collection, France

Dogon Amulet 16.5 cm / Galerie Flak Price: on request
Dogon statuary is linked to "a vast body of myths pertaining to the creation of the universe, the struggle between order and disorder, and the place of mankind within it" (see Kate Ezra, Art of the Dogon, 1988, page 16). Human figures often represented ancestors or mythical heroes such as the founders of a village or lineage.
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