Superb and Rare to find from a private collection,Old hand Carved Wood Dogon /Marka tribe Figural Tellem featuring family of Ancestors ,
w/nice patina ,faces Adorned with gold metal Studs.
32" H by 7" w By 6.5" D
amazing in person a must for any collection 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. They both share the same hairstyle.
fine old used Patina