13677. Cubistic Dogon Wood Tellem Figure
Mali, 20th Century
Repaired at ankles. Size 10-1/2 inches H. + base These figures probably represent protective spirits. Provenance: NYC artist Harry Bertschmann. Carved on bent legs rising from a rounded base, an elongated torso with the arms worked close to the body, the hands resting on the belly, a short neck carrying a rather large head; the facial features unrecognizable. Grayish brown encrusted patina, slight signs of abrasion, on wooden base.