Ancestor figure, Dogon, Mali, Africa.

Very old female Dogon figure showing a cylindrical trunk with schematized forms, round breasts enclosed by clamp-like arranged arms, disc-shaped flattened shoulders supporting a bulging neck, stylized head with simplified facial features provided with massive ears and flat headgear.

Light brown wood, encrusted greyish brown patina, missing parts (left leg) through insect caused damage, traces of weathering, cracks, on wooden base.

Height approximately: 31 cm / 12.2 inch.

Provenance: From the estate of Dutch sculptor Theo van der Nahmer and his wife photographer Marianne Dommisse, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Price: € 850,-   Special offer: € 475,-