Figure of a Standing Female
Arts of Africa
This female figure illustrates the ability of Dogon sculptors to translate the human form into geometric volumes. In profile, the figure's neckline, breasts, belly, buttocks, and legs are a series of diagonal lines.
late 19th or early 20th century
Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund and Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, by exchange
Standing female figure. Elongated narrow head with crested coiffure. Long thin nose with bridge extending up through center of forehead. Incising on cheeks, stomach and neck, "braids" hanging in front of ears. Hanging breasts, protruding navel, hands rest at leg joint, knees slightly bent. Long slender feet with incised toes, feet connected to crude roundish base. Dark painted base. CONDITION: Good; cracks throughout, some chips in face area and at feet.
This item is not on view
Dogon. Figure of a Standing Female, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 22in. (55.9cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund and Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, by exchange, 69.39.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.69.39.1_front_PS5.jpg)
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