Statue of Male Nommo with Raised Hands
This ancestral figure with raised arms originates from the Dogon tribe. This posture is generally interpreted as a gesture of prayer, in an effort to unite the earth and the heavens, and may suggest a representation of a call for rain. This masterpiece of figurative art depicts a man with a well-shaped body in a naturalistic position. The artist carefully rendered the figure's musculature, anatomical details, and body ornaments. His stylized beard identifies him as an elderly man and an individual whose age and experience
authorize them to participate in the most important religious, political and social matters of Dogon society.
It is made of carved and carved wood.
Length : 20 cm
Height : 74 cm
Width : 13 cm
Weight : 3,053 kg