Ancestor Figure

Dogon, Mali
19th Century or earlier
Previous collection: Antonio Casanovas, Madrid

This magnificent Dogon figure possesses a celestial presence that symbolizes dignity and mystery at once. The extremely weathered surface speaks to its exposure throughout the ages and to the many complicated matters it was called upon to intervene in. The cubist nature of the sculpture shows that Dogon carvers were far ahead of their time. The facial features are completely worn away which only enhances the enigmatic feel this object exudes. Considering the great age of this piece; it is in excellent condition.

This figure stands 15 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 2-7-10