Dogon peoples, Niongon style, Mali
15th century (radio carbon test date)
Height 108.8 cm (42 3/4 in.)
Collection of Amy and Eliot Lawrence

Ralph Nash, London
Alan R. Mann, London
Amy and Eliot Lawrence

Photograph by Franko Khoury

The hermaphrodite's undulating posture (which follows the natural shape of the branch), large size and multiple arms that convey various viewpoints contribute to its uniqueness.