Dogon Nongom ancestor figure
Beautiful African statue in black iron from the J.-P. Schmidt collection consisting of a rare set from West Africa.
This beautifully slender ancestor figure is curved like the rare Dogon-Nongom statues renowned for their surprising curvature.
This is a type of statue called nommo yaa, representing a founding ancestor of the ethnic group, in Mali.
Iron tribal art statues from Mali have inspired contemporary artists such as Giacometti.
- Presumed dating
- Mid XXth century
- Ethnic group
- Black iron
- Tribal art collection France
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