This is Hand Carved Wood Old Female Nommo Statue from the Dogon Tribe of Mali. Dogon art remains today some of the best known and collected African art. This female figure is a prime example of classic Dogon sculpture that represents a tradition of carving rarely surpassed for longevity or imagination for Dogon art. The figure stands with legs slightly bowed on a rounded base with her arms along her sides carved so that they hang free with her hands on her abdomen. The herniated naval is a commonly illness seen on both men and women in the region. Her exaggerated thighs and buttocks create a parallel to the shape of the breasts and shoulders extending out of the back. This female has beautiful scarification on her body. The figure may represent an ancestor or equally a Nummo, one of the eight primordial figures created by God. She may have been placed on a family altar or kept in the village priest s shrine where she would have offerings made upon her to infuse her with life force to assist humans on earth and to intercede with the deities. This is a wonderful Dogon Female Figure that would compliment your collection to home.
COMES ON STAND
13 1/2" tall
3 1/2" wide
Shows age, has some discoloration and nicks, but overall in good condition.
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