Dogon. <em>Female Figure</em>, early 17th century (probably). Diospyros wood, organic material, 15 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 3 in. (40.0 x 7.3 x 7.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Adolph and Esther D. Gottlieb Collection, 1989.51.45. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.51.45_PS1.jpg)

Female Figure


Medium: Diospyros wood, organic material

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 17th century (probably)

Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 3 in. (40.0 x 7.3 x 7.8 cm)



Accession Number: 1989.51.45

Image: 1989.51.45_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Male figure. Head with pronounced sagittal crest, four incised hair locks, either side of ears, extending to shoulders. Facial features slightly defined; round eyes, arrow shaped nose, pointed chin or beard. Bulbous, pointed breasts, possibly exaggerated shoulders. Arms extend straight down from shoulders, hands placed at each side of men's genitals; pointed prtruding navel. Rounded protruding buttocks with thick cylindrical legs ending in blocky feet. CONDITION: Crack on right side of head, left wrist, buttocks.

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