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Mid-20th Century Toguna Female Anthropomo Post from Mali

$3,365

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An early to mid-20th century Toguna support post from the Dogon Tribe of Mali, on custom metal stand. This West African hand carved wooden bean was originally used for supporting the "Toguna", a shelter were counsel members of the Dogon Tribe would assemble, whereas the lower portion would be buried beneath the ground and the typical "Y" shaped top would support the upper header beams (these buildings were designed to be low to the ground to take advantage of cooler temperatures and to help keep men from posturing during lively debates). This hand carved rustic wooden beam, with feminine carvings, has a lovely old patina. It has been prominently presented upright, as it would have been during it's use as the Toguna support post, upon a custom square-shaped iron base. This handsome architectural post from Mali, standing over 7 feet in height, would be a wonderful piece of African art displayed within a living room, study or entry hall.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 88.50 in. (224.79 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Accessory #19971stDibs: LU876416079092

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    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
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