Lot n° 363
400 - 500
Massi Doll Biga Fertility Doll, Mossi, Burkina... - Lot 363 - FEE - Stanislas Machoïr
Massi Doll Biga Fertility Doll, Mossi, Burkina Faso
Large Biga doll with extremely stylized lines, a long neck, a long cylindrical bust flaring out in the lower part, energized by generous and drooping breasts. The semi-circular head is framed by two small holes for the eyes and a small slit for the mouth. Linear scarifications on the breasts and the front of the body.
Patina of use, shiny on the protruding parts.
Both sacred and profane, the dolls are entrusted to young girls by their mothers as toys and as symbolic accessories for their future marriage and pregnancy. Not only can the girl imitate her mother and play this role, but society encourages her to adopt the doll as her "child. The Biga, which is carefully kept, is taken by the bride to her husband's house because it is considered a stimulant to pregnancy.
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