This is a beautifully deeply Carved Wood Figurative Dogon Tribal Ceremonial Bowl that comes from Eastern Mali. This bowl is ornamented with the the true Dogon iconography. Containers or bowls such as this was used by the tribal elders or a Hogon, which is a religious figure. The Hogon may have inherited this position, or was selected by the village elders, to partake in certain ceremonial and ritual celebrations. This specific bowl is to store their fetish materials used in ceremonies or their personal possessions in. This Dogon bowl has a dark brown encrusted and partly oily patina.
This is a wonderful piece of Dogon Art that would look wonderful in your collection or your home.
7" around figure
14 3/4" around
3" deep in bowl
Collected in the field. Shows some age and has a chip on the base. This statue has a tilt when standing, but overall in good condition. The figure needs to be positioned to fit securely on the
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