Dogon Female statue

Wakara style
Type: figure
Exhibits: Cycle of Life
Tribes: Dogon
Location: Duenza region, northern Dogonland
Period: 20th Century
Materials: Patina, Wood
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This female figure with her abdomen slightly bulging, supported by the hands, probably to indicate a pregnant woman, which is possibly since these statues were used in fertility rites. The figure displays all the distinctive features of the Wakara style, somewhat exaggerated, as small cross-shaped scarifications all over the body, but the most typical features are the hairstyle with a protruding zigzag crest in vertical herring bone motif, with several thin braids on each side and breasts set very high (H. Leloup 1994: 162, pl. 98-100).

Dogon Female statue
Dogon Female statue
Dogon Female statue
Dogon Female statue