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Statue Dogon (N° 8602)

This vertical and parallel character has a facies with characteristic features of dogon statuary. Small close eyes but above all a slightly raised nose ending in arrowhead. The headdress is drawn in the extension of the skull.
The arms and chest are attached to an angular tray serving as a shoulder and bringing an imposing transverse element into the vertical momentum of the room.
The arms and legs are bent
The wood appears to have been covered with a thin, smooth patina leaving visible the numerous irregularities of the wood.

The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, their esotericism, their myths and legends. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living southwest of the Niger Loop in mali's Mopti region (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina (northwest of Ouahigouya). Villages are often perched atop scree at the hillside, according to a unique architecture. The history of migration and the dogon facilities (about ten main groups, fifteen different languages) relates to several hypotheses. Some historians believe that the Dogons fled an area west of their present location as a result of an assault.  


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OriginPièce récoltée "in situ"
Weight9.40 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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