MOSSI DOLLS, Burkina Faso

MOSSI
Figure 1
10.25" high
$2500

This simple but elegant figure is authentic, with signs of significant use and age.
Provenance: Alain Lecomte, Paris


The Mossi dolls below have been vetted as authentic with signs of age and use.

Mossi
Doll 9
7.5" high
$500

 

Mossi
Doll 17
11.5" high
$500

 

Mossi
Doll 19
8.5 " high
$500

 

Mossi
Doll 20
6.5" high
$200

Mossi
Doll 6
7.2" high
$200



Despite their appearance, the Mossi dolls below show no evidence of age or use and we believe they were made for the collecting market.

 

Mossi
Doll 3
13.25" high
$250

Mossi
Doll 5
11.25" high
$125

Mossi
Doll 8
11" high
$80

Mossi
Doll 21
14.5" high
$150 




Mossi
Doll 22
12.5" high
$150

Mossi
Doll 24
8.5" high
$125 

Mossi
Doll 26
14.5" high
$125


Mossi
Doll 27
14.25" high
$125

  Mossi
Doll 28
12.5" high
$125

 

Mossi
Doll 30
10.25" high
$150



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MOSSI, DOLLS, Burkina Faso

Owned by Mossi girls and women, small figures like these that we call "dolls" could function both as a toy for a young girl or as an object to promote the fertility of a woman. All show some variation of the special coiffures worn by Mossi women. Several are embellished with additional objects, no. 3 has a tight leather covering.

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