Female Ancestor Figure
18 1/2" high
Circa 19th Century
Dogon, Mali, West Africa
A kneeling female figure with a bowl-shaped headpiece and angular features. The eyes are oval-shaped, the nose is arrow-shaped and lead to parallel lips above an angular jaw. The tubular neck leads to angular shoulders with elongated, bent arms resting on the thighs and flanking the bulging abdominal area. The navel is prominent; the figure has bent knees and the feet rest on a circular base.
ancestor figure, Dogon, Mali, West Africa, African art, African sculpture, African artifacts