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Mossi "biiga" doll , 20th century

Wood
11 1/2 × 4 in
29.2 × 10.2 cm
This is a unique work.
$400
location
Toronto , Toronto
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JL Phillips Gallery
Toronto , Toronto
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The Mossi doll features a stylization of the gyonfo, a female hairdo with 3 crests; the center one …

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The Mossi doll features a stylization of the gyonfo, a female hairdo with 3 crests; the center one running from the forehead to the base of ht e neck. Lines that are etched into the head represent braids. The biiga dolls are carved with no legs or arms, with a cylindrical base and body, breasts, and traditional …

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Condition
Smooth patina, shows of care and love.
Signature
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Manufacturer
Mossi tribe, Burkina Faso, Africa
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The Mossi doll features a stylization of the gyonfo, a female hairdo with 3 crests; the center one …

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The Mossi doll features a stylization of the gyonfo, a female hairdo with 3 crests; the center one running from the forehead to the base of ht e neck. Lines that are etched into the head represent braids. The biiga dolls are carved with no legs or arms, with a cylindrical base and body, breasts, and traditional …

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Condition
Smooth patina, shows of care and love.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Manufacturer
Mossi tribe, Burkina Faso, Africa
Price ranges of small sculptures by Unknown
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Unknown

Mossi "biiga" doll , 20th century

Wood
11 1/2 × 4 in
29.2 × 10.2 cm
This is a unique work.
$400
location
Toronto , Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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