Old iron "fer noir" figure, DOGON, Mali, mid-20th century
Once again a real fine piece. this old Dogon figure of iron, 'fer noir'! Moulded by hand, and crafted skillfully. A masculine figure with a clearly recognizable Dogon face, holding the arms straight ahead. On the left arm, there is a hanging object. The figure is standing stable without support. Fine use and aging patina, and an overall good condition.
Length: 26,5 cm
Weight: 252 grams
Origin: Bandiagara, Dogon valley
Date: Mid-20th century
Provenance: Sourouema Alimata