Dogon Bronze and Stone figures depicting a couple.
The bronze is cast over the stone into the form of a man or woman.
with amazing details
male 5" h by 3.25" d by 1.25" w
female 5" h by 2.5 D and 1.25" w
The image of the male and female couple is a common theme in Dogon Art reflecting their view of the necessary relationship between men and women to insure continuity and life. This gender pairing also demonstrates the importance of the male-female duality so prominent in Dogon creation myths in the pairing of the primordial Nommos, the ancestors from whom they descended. Fine old used patina.