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Dinka Female Statue with Beads Wood African Art 28 Inch

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Title Dinka Female Statue with Beads Wood African Art 28 Inch
Type of Object Doll or statue
Country of Origin South Sudan
People Dinka
Materials Wood, beads, animal teeth?
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions 28 inches tall x 5 inches wide 4 inches deep
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair crack in base. slight cracks, chips and scrapes. tippy; does not stand stable.


Additional information:  A charming statue of a Dinka female carved from a solid and dense wood.  Her hands rest on her belly and she wears a necklace of beads and teeth.  The face is consistent with known Dinka carving motifs.  The patina on the carving is exquisite, suggesting significant age and use.  


Dolls such as these are  found among the Dinka and their neighbors such as the Omdurman peoples (see Esther A. Dagan, AFRICAN DOLLS, fig.74 p. 141) and  the Baggara  (see E. Cameron, Isn't s/he a doll, fig. 98. ). In these cultures dolls are representations of women dressed in traditional costumes. Women among these societies are usually adorned with beaded jewelry including necklace, earrings, anklets, armlets, hairpins. rings  so forth, as seen on this doll. Islamic influences can be seen in the use of amulets on the doll.