Lot: 14497th Auction
Standing female figure
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Christoph Krüger, Germany (coll. in the 1970s in the area around the village of Kanicombole, Mali)||H: 9.6 inch||This object is not available anymore.|
wood, heavily encrusted sacrificial patina, rest.
Sculptures of the Dogon, called "dege", were placed on many different kinds of altars, most of which were dedicated to ancestors, either real or mythical.
The figures served as intermediaries between people and a variety of spiritual beings, including gods and ancestors. They were sacrificed with a wide variety of materials to achieve the desired ends.