Ancient Dogon Wood Fetish Figure

14227. Ancient Dogon Wood Fetish Figure


Standing telem like figure with four faces to the head and torso and neck embedded with forged encrusted metal nails, danglers and chains. Figure stands on heavy,wide-spaced legs with feet on a domed base. The four heads are considered so powerful as they are believed to see all.

Varied brown patina sweating a bit. A village shrine piece for general community use.

Size: 15-3/4 inches (40 cm)

Provenance: Allan Stone collection NYC.


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