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Dogon Figure Crouching Miniature on Base Mali Africa

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Title Dogon Figure Crouching Miniature on Base Mali Africa
Type of Object miniature statue
Country of Origin Mali
People Dogon
Materials wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 14 Inches
Width: 3 Inches
figure only: 12.5 inches tall
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair some bug damage to base (arrested), nose broken away, several chips, cracks, glue residue. dirt, general wear


Additional Information:  This wonderful figure comes from the Dogon of Mali. 



Known for their art as well as their remarkable villages along the heights of the Bandiagara escarpment Dogon art remains today some of the best known and collected African art.  This figure is a prime example of classic Dogon sculpture that represents a tradition of carving rarely surpassed for longevity or imagination for Dogon art extends to the past as early as the 12th century and continues to be created in the present. 


Recommended Reading:


Griaule, M. “Les Symboles des arts africains”. 1951


Guggenheim, H. “Dogon Art”.  1974


Helene Leloup. Dogon Statuary, Daniel Amez Publisher, 1994


Roy, C.  “The Dogon of Mali and Upper Volta”.  1983.