DOGON MATERNITY FIGURES, MALI

DOGON
Maternity 19
27" high
$1500

 

DOGON
Maternity 6
28" high
$1500

DOGON
Maternity 8
31" high
$1200

DOGON
Maternity 2
49" high
$1200

DOGON
Maternity 4
37" high
$1000

 DOGON
Maternity 5
35" high
$800

 DOGON
Maternity 9
32" high
$800

DOGON
Maternity 7
30.5" high
$600


DOGON
Maternity 14
18" high
$500



DOGON
Maternity 16
30" high
$500

 DOGON
Maternity 13
24.5" high
$400

DOGON
Maternity 18
21" high
SOLD

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DOGON, MATERNITY FIGURES, Mali

Exhibiting a wide diversity in size, symbolism, intimacy and style., African maternity figures depict the ideals of beauty, fertility, character and action and many signify much more, whether the primordial mother or a legendary founding ancestor. Commonly used as shrine figures, they were often objects of petitions or prayers for fertility and successful births. The prevelance of the maternity theme testifies to the importance of women and children to the continuity of each people.

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

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