African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Dogon statue

Dogon statue (N° 20536)

This African Dogon art sculpture, carved from dense wood, personifies a female ancestor. Witnessing the influence of Islam in the region, her necklace of amulets, or korte Matt crusty patina. Cracks.

These statues, sometimes embodying the nyama of the deceased, are placed on ancestor altars and participate in various rituals including those of the seed and harvest periods. In parallel to Islam, Dogon religious rites are organized around four main cults: the Lebe, relating to fertility, under the spiritual authority of the Hogon, the Wagem, ancestor worship under the authority of the patriarch, the Binou invoking the world of spirits and directed by the priest of the Binou, and the society of masks concerning funerals. The Nommo founded the eight lineages of Dogon and instilled weaving, the art of blacksmithing, and agriculture in their human descendants.
Ref : "Dogon" H. Leloup, ed. Musée du Quai Branly.  

Watch the video

 


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





Originex-collection française
EthnyDogon
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height cm93
Width17 cm
Weight6.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

You could also be interested by these items
Statue BauleStatue MossiLobi BatebaStatue KakaCalao Senoufo

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts


You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal