Miniature Male Figure

A work made of wood.

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Date:

19th/mid–20th century

Artist:

Dogon
Mali
Northern Africa and the Sahel

About this artwork

This figure encapsulates the hallmarks of Dogon abstraction in precise miniature. He stands with his knees flexed and his elongated forearms extended to cover his face. The pose may be a reference to mourning or to rituals for ancestors, as Dogon figures with this gesture are often placed on ancestral altars.

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Arts of Africa

Culture

Dogon

Title

Miniature Male Figure

Origin

Mali

Date

1800–1950

Medium

Wood

Dimensions

H. 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Faletti, the Faletti Family Collection

Reference Number

2006.106

Extended information about this artwork

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