DOGON FIGURES 3, MALI

  DOGON
Figure 41
26" high
$600

  DOGON
Figure 43
17" high
$600

  DOGON
Figure 44
34" high
$500

The figures below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

 DOGON
Figure 45
SOLD

  DOGON
Figure 47
SOLD

  DOGON
Figure 46
SOLD

  DOGON
Figure 42
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DOGON
"Dyougou Serou"  FIGURES 3

Usually representing spirits, ancestors or the primordial couple, figures such as these were placed in shrines and treated with great respect by the Dogon ancestor cult. Through a wide range of style, scale, belief and function the figures depicted share a timeless, serene equality necessary to the continuity of Dogon society.

The figures with the face hidden by the hands are images of "Dyougou Serou" from Dogon mythology, who hides his head in shame,

Despite their appearance, these figures show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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