DOGON STYLE FIGURE 58, MALI

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

DOGON
Figure 58
10" high x 2" wide x 2" deep
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In spite of its appearance we believe this figure was made for the collecting market.

Usually representing spirits, ancestors or the primordial couple, figures such as these were placed in shrines and treated with great respect. Through a wide range of style, scale, belief and function the figures depicted share a timeless, serene quality necessary to the continuity of Dogon society.

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