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Dogon figure (N° 22454)

Figure remarkable for its stretched forms along which run long slender arms. The neck offers a twist, taking the gaze past the shoulder. A few anatomical details enliven the tubular bust. The sculpture could form the top of a stick.
Dry dark patina, imprint of locally agglomerated blackish residues.
Desication cracks. Gaps and erosions.
Carved for the most part on order placed by a family, Dogon statues can also be the object of worship on the part of the whole community when they commemorate, for example, the foundation of the village. However, their functions remain little known. Alongside Islam, Dogon religious rites are organized around four main cults: the Lébé, relating to fertility, under the spiritual authority of the Hogon, the Wagem, cult of the ancestors under the authority of the patriarch, the Binou invoking the spirit world and led by the priest of the Binou, and the society of masks concerning the funeral.  

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OriginCollection belge
EthnyDogon
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height cm51
Width16 cm
Weight0.52 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1950
Socle includedYes

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