Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner

Male and female ancestor figures ("primordial couple")
ca. late 19th century – early 20th century
Dogon people, Mali
Wood and encrusted patina
H: 19; W: 7; D: 4 cm
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Schindler, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B83.0768

Shafir, Dorit, Hidden Power in African Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2014

Hidden Power in African Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Modern Art, 21/05/2014 - 17/01/2015

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir