Seated Hermaphroditic Figure
Circa 19th Century
Dogon, Mali, West Africa
A seated hermaphroditic figure with an oval-shaped head, down turned oval-shaped eyes, oval flank and an arrow-shaped nose. The parallel lips are above an angular jaw with reverse C-shaped ears. The figure's long breasts are above an elongated abdomen and protruding navel. The tubular neck leads to angular shoulders and extremely long arms which extend to the waist. The condensed lower body and legs rest on a stool which emerges from a circular base.
hermaphroditic figure, Dogon, Mali, African sculpture, African art, African artifacts