African Carved Mossi Biga Figures

20th Century

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Description

A group of decorative fertility dolls from Burkina Faso.

  • Sold as a set of 3.
  • Known as biga among the Mossi people, these figures were often carved for young girls.
  • Made after tribally used examples, they exhibit a modern aesthetic and have incised lines representing braids, characteristic facial scars, and, most important, chest and stomach scars worn only by women.
  • Standing on metal mounts.
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With scattered nicks and scratches and arrested damage.

Dimensions
Height: 15 inches / 38.1 cm
Width: 3 inches / 7.62 cm
Depth: 3 inches / 7.62 cm

Medium Height: 13.8 inches / 35.05 cm

Smallest Height: 10.25 inches / 26.04 cm

Materials
Hardwood, Powdercoated Metal
Period
Mid-Century Modern
Decorative Style
Modern Style
Country of Origin
Burkina Faso
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