Property of an English private collector
An unusual Dogon figure
Mali, of highly abstracted form; the helmet-like head with concentric stacked ribs; the columnar torso with thin thread-like arms hanging to either side and bending languidly at the wrists. Foreshortened legs with flattened buttocks and high knees, on an integral base. Encrusted surface with areas of high-point wear.
height 9 ¾in