Dogon Kneeling Ancestor Figure


Product sku ALY331


Authentic original Dogon kneeing ancestor figure from Mali, Burkina Faso. This exquisite large carved wood stylized form with traditional geometric carving details is thought to have represented the spirt of an important ancestor and was placed in a prominent shine position and treated with great respect by the Dogon culture.In addition to altars dedicated to the ancestors, this Dogon figures may have been originally placed on an altar made to augment and strengthen a living individual's personal force, or nyama. Beautiful depp wavy wood grains reveal age and patina with carefully sculpted form, details and composition. The cone head shape with arrow shaped nose is also a traditional shape with geometrical zig zag designs on face, head and chest.

Length 15 in
Depth 16 in
Height 50 in

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