Tellem, Mali, Africa
This rare shrine figure in the form of a dog holding a baby dog in its
mouth is amongst the best of this style. The surface patina is composed
of accumulated layers of sacrificial materials. Around the neck of the
dog is a twisted iron necklace. There is a very old break to the dog’s
tail; otherwise it is in excellent condition.
The length of the figure is 8 inches. The height on its custom stand is
SOLD / IN 213