"Dogon Tellem Figure."
Very old Dogon figure in Tellem style in hard, almost petrified wood with very beautiful nuanced ritual black patina. She had to have both arms raised (rest on the left arm). The statue was eaten away from the inside in places (see photos). Significant visible gaps in the legs. Dogon culture. Mali. Former William Gurr collection. Swiss. Period: most certainly prior to the 19th century.