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Sculpture title: Dogon Ancestor
Author: Denis Carbonaro | Haute Sculpture Atelier©
Height 44.5 cm (17.5 in)
Width: 11 cm
Depth: 11.5
Weight 1.15 Kg
Collection: Primitive Symbolism - Origins of Creativity (2014 Autumn Equinox-Collection)
The height of 44.5 cm includes the professionally mounted wooden base.

This is a unique piece. Not a limited edition but a one of a kind.

This mighty fertile female statuette is inspired by Western Africa tribal art, traditionally carved on a handmade compound of local muds and wooden fragments. The achieved texture of wooden lines, fibers and rings across the length of this figure are truly impressive to the touch.
These statuettes were once used to forge a link between the visible and the invisible world and would allow their possessor to make contact with the spirits.
The Dogon people deposit male or female figures on various altars.
Most of them are devoted to ancestors, real or mythical.
The elongated abdomen of this female statuette and the prominent genital organ, may well be a potent symbol of fertility.
The figure is missing of most part of the legs, but the rest of the body is in good condition.
For examples of similar sculptures, see ‘Art of the Dogon’ by Kate Ezra (1989)

Materials: Compound of local muds and wooden fragments. Natural wooden texture. Professionally mounted on museum wooden base.

Denis Carbonaro | Haute Sculpture Atelier© | Aged Scotch Sculpture®

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Compound of local muds and wooden fragments. Natural wooden texture. Professionally mounted on museum wooden base.

Dogon Ancestor | Primitive Symbolism - Origins of Creativity | Autumn Equinox-Collection (2014)

$1,787.38

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