DOGON STYLE MATERNITY FIGURES, Mali

While originating from the African continent, these maternity figures were likely not created by the tribe who invented the design. The tribal attribution indicates the origin of the design, not the object.


DOGON STYLE
Maternity 6
28" high
$1500

DOGON STYLE
Maternity 8
31" high
$1200

DOGON STYLE
Maternity 2
49" high
$1200

DOGON STYLE
Maternity 14
18" high
$500

 DOGON STYLE
Maternity 13
24.5" high
$400

DOGON STYLE
Maternity 7
30.5" high
$600

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

DOGON STYLE, MATERNITY FIGURES, Mali

Exhibiting a wide diversity in size, symbolism, intimacy and style, African maternity figures depict the ideals of beauty, fertility, character and action. Many signify much more, whether the primordial mother or a legendary founding ancestor. Commonly used as shrine figures, they were often objects of petitions or prayers for fertility and successful births. The prevelance of the maternity theme testifies to the importance of women and children to the continuity of each people.

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