Ancestor figure, Dogon, Mali, Africa.

This is a standing female figure, rising from bulky legs, the body arranged in simplified forms, the bulging abdomen and the protective gesture of the hands refer to the depiction of a pregnant woman.

Wood, thick layer of blackish resinous encrusted patina, sticky in some areas, missing parts (left leg), on wooden base.

Height approximately: 18,5 cm / 7.28 inch.

Provenance: Ed Smit, the Hague, Netherlands.