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A hermaphrodite Dogon wearing a Mask


A XVIIIth century Hermaphrodite Dogon figure coming from Alain Bovis collection in Paris.

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Wearing a cubistic Walu mask this Dogon hermaphrodite was used during ceremonies to induce doubts in the minds of the Dogon gods to make it rain.

H= 30 cm,  36 cm on stand

Oxidized Wood

Provenance: –   Alain Bovis gallery, Paris

–   Gallery Oetinger, Lyon

Estimated age : end XVIIITH, early XIXth.

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