Dogon / Standing Male Figure / 18th CenturyDogon
Standing Male Figure
18th Century

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; North African; Sahelese; Mali
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Mali//Africa, Sudanic Africa, Mali (SL) Africa,Sudanic Africa,Mali
Creator Active Place: Africa,Sudanic Africa,Mali
Creator Name-CRT: Dogon
Title: Standing Male Figure
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 1701
Creation End Date: 1800
Creation Date: 18th Century
Creation Place: Africa,Sudanic Africa,Mali
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Wood, sacrificial material
Dimensions: H: 39 1/4 in. (98.5 cm); W: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm); D: 5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1996.41
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Janie Brill Memorial Fund; Major Acquisitions Centennial Endowment.
Subject Description: Standing male figure with arms at sides; legs bent. Flat face with almond-shaped eyes; worn nose; small, pursed lips; small, oval-shaped ears. Incised line along jaw delineates beard. Hairline and cap-like coiffure marked by rows of incised herringbone pattern; rectangular coiffure extends from base of head to center of long neck. Cylindrical body with low relief pectoral muscles and navel; thin arms extend at right angles from shoulders, bend at elbows with unarticulated hands. PR hand attaches at hip. Blade of ceremonial staff with incised lines and chevron designs remains at PL shoulder with old loss of handle. Deeply inset ridge forms backbone; round, slightly projecting buttocks. Long, thick, rounded legs taper to ankles and base. Crusty patina on abdomen, legs, and arms with some bare wood exposed on PR leg and face. Loss of PL hand and feet/ base.
Style or Period: Dogon
AMICA ID: AIC_.1996.41
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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