A Dogon standing figure
Lot 2080
A Dogon standing figure
Sold for US$ 7,800 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Dogon standing figure
Mali, powerfully carved with hands covering the face; the surface with remains of a thick encrustation partially missing in some areas. Aged patina to the wood beneath.
height 16in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired by the current owner's parents from Julius Carlebach prior to 1962

    Figures covering their faces are often interpreted as Dyogou Serou, who covers his face out of shame for committing incest
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