Bambara Maternity Figure

Bambara Maternity Figure 2013-07-22T14:53:37+00:00

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From the Massigi of the Dioila District of Mali, this large maternity figure is called a Grandoudusu.  It was the central focus of a family shrine.  Members of a fertility society were charged with making regular petitions to the ancestor spirit housed in this statue in order to secure the prosperity and population of the community.

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