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Dogon figure (N° 21129)

African Dogon art.
Anthropomorphic figure carved in light wood, on which a coating has deposited a blackish residue.

Satin smooth surface. Erosions and cracks.
The African tribal statues of the Dogon can also be the object of worship on the part of the whole community when they commemorate, for example, the foundation of the village. These statues, sometimes embodying the nyama of the deceased, are placed on ancestor altars and participate in various rituals including those of the seed and harvest periods. Their functions, however, remain little known.
The figures with raised arms symbolize a prayer to Amma to grant the rain that is essential to all life, or a gesture of contrition following the violation of a law that led to a drought. The southern part of the plateau overlooking the Bandiagara cliff has been occupied since the 10th century by the Tellem and the Niongom. They were then displaced by the Dogon in the 15th century, who fled from the Mande. The Tellem became the ancestors of the Kurumba of Burkina Faso.

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OriginEx-collection française
Height cm36
Width7 cm
Weight0.50 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xxème

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