Large African? Statue

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  1. cc89

    cc89 Active Member

    Hi All,

    Looking for some help ID'ing this statue.

    The form looks like it could be Dogon or a copy of but the facial features seem quite unusual?
    rsz_pxl_20220326_142841123_2.jpg PXL_20220326_142835394.PORTRAIT.jpg

    Thanks a lot,

    Calum
     
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  2. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

    To me, it looks like a statue of a person wearing a mask. I think that's why the facial features look so weird.
    There are others here who know a lot about African carvings. They will show up eventually I hope.
     
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  3. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    I would look at Senufo carvings, rather than Dogon. But there are some odd features that I don't recognize. The treatment of the face is unusual. And I would expect the figure to have an integral base. How is it standing?
     
  4. cc89

    cc89 Active Member

    I hadn't thought of that but it does look like it could be a person wearing a mask now you mention it.

    Your right, it does look more like some of the Senufo statue's I can see, with the bowed arms and narrow elongated body.

    Its freestanding but difficult to balance!

    Thanks for the help :)
     
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