Lot: 20287e vente aux enchères Tribal Art
Torse d´une figure féminine
Mali, Dogon, Nduleri
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|Marcel Florkin (1900-1979), Liège, Belgium||H: 39 cm||Cet objet n’est plus disponible.|
wood, dark brown, oily patina in parts, fragmentary, abrasion of paint, base; present figure most likely belonged to a female society and was used for the education of young girls. Such figures were displayed on funerals and presumably on certain fertility and rain-making rituals as well. They were called "so-ma-so" ("listen to me"), a sentence effective for education and for prayers for fertility as well.