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We find in African art a multitude of bronze objects made in the purest animist tradition by the blacksmiths of the village. Nigeria thanks to the kingdoms Benin and Ifé was a big producer of bronze objects. The statues, heads, usual objects in bronze are of a superb invoice thanks to the use of the process of the lost wax which consists in the creation of a massive model in clay. It is covered with a layer of wax by adding metal rods. Then we cover the whole with refractory clay leaving a hole in the upper part. When it is dry, it is heated which melts the wax which is inside, then the bronze is poured. Finally there is only to break the inner clay to recover the bronze object.


Figures of the primordial couple Dogon
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African art > African bronze > Bronzes Dogon

The primordial couple Nommos, at the origin of the creation among the Dogon of Mali, is here embodied by these long silhouettes, ethereal, figured in motion. Ochre brown patina.
The Dogon 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 ...

Cavalier Sao Sokoto Putchu Guinadji
African art > African Rider > Bronze Sao

This bronze has a copper patina. The warrior depicted on his mount has his head wrapped in a choir identical to those of the Tuareg.

In African art, The Works of Sao Sokoto Inspiration are mostly imprinted with the equestrian world. Within the ethnic group, small specimens of riders usually in bronze are melted and worn like talismans, patinated and lustrous by friction. They are seen above all as a remedy to fight possession by evil spirits. The horse represents the spirit of the person who is possessed, while the genius who possesses it is symbolized by the rider. Subjected to the successive onslaughts of their neighbours in Kanem and then to hordes from the east, the Sao had to abandon their lands to settle in northwestern Cameroon where they mixed with the natives giving ...

Pirogue Dogon
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African art > African bronze > Bronze Dogon

African Art Dogon.
Embarcation of mythical beings, Nommos linked to the complex legends and beliefs of the Dogon. Animal motifs also refer to the animals of creation. Rusty brown patina. Nommo, a protective ancestor evoked in various forms in Dogon iconography, is said to be an ancestor endowed with the ability to manifest itself in a human or animal form.
Gon blacksmiths form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim. They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. 'Masters of Fire' associated in dogon cosmogony with primordial beings Nommo created by the god Ama, they are also supposed to cure burns. Small metal objects, made using the lost wax technique, were widespread in the Interior Delta region of Niger, with copper making it through trans-Saharan trade. ...


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Cavalier Sao Kotoko Putchu Guinadji
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African art > African Rider > Bronze Sao

Used as an amulet credited with apotropaic virtues, this small bronze sculpture is, for the Sao, a talisman supposed to protect them from madness. It is therefore worn at all times. The genius who would possess the madman is represented by the rider, the horse depicting the victim. The rider wearing a cheche rides an equine that was a rare prestige attribute in these sahel regions. Golden brown patina.
The Sao, ancestors of the Kotoko, were established between the 12th and 14th centuries in a geographical area extending along the borders between Chad, northern Cameroon and Nigeria. They settled on hills, which allowed them to repel the invaders. Subjected to successive onslaughts from their Kanem neighbours and then to hordes from the east, the Sao had to abandon their lands to ...

Cavalier Sao Kotoko Putchu Guinadji
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African art > African bronze > Horseman Sao

Used as an amulet credited with apotropaic virtues, this small bronze sculpture is, for the Sao, a talisman supposed to protect them from madness. It is therefore worn at all times. The genius who would possess the madman is represented by the rider, the horse depicting the victim. This rider wearing a cheche rides an equine that was a rare attribute of prestige in these regions of the Sahel, has an interesting patina of use. The Sao, ancestors of the Kotoko, were established between the 12th and 14th centuries in a geographical area extending along the borders between Chad, northern Cameroon and Nigeria. They settled on hills, which allowed them to repel the invaders. Subjected to the successive onslaughts of their neighbours in Kanem and then to hordes from the east, the Sao had to ...

Bronze Dogon Pirogue
African art > African bronze > Bronze Dogon

African Art Dogon.
This bronze sculpture features a crew of mythical beings, the Nommos, linked to the complex legends and beliefs of the Dogon. The Namo founded the eight dogon lineages and instilled weaving, the art of forging, and agriculture in their human descendants. This protective ancestor evoked in different forms in Dogon iconography would be endowed with the ability to manifest itself in a human or animal form. Green patina speckled with ochre.
Gon blacksmiths form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim. They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " Masters of Fire associated in dogon cosmogony with primordial beings Nommo created by the god Ama, they are also supposed to cure burns. Small metal objects, made using the lost wax technique, were ...


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Bronze Dogon Pirogue
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African Art Dogon.
Embarcation of mythical beings, Nommos linked to the complex legends and beliefs of the Dogon. Animal motifs also refer to the animals of creation. Brown patina grisé.br />Gon blacksmiths form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim. They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " Masters of Fire associated in dogon cosmogony with primordial beings Nommo created by the god Ama, they are also supposed to cure burns. Small metal objects, made using the lost wax technique, were widespread in the Interior Delta region of Niger, with copper making it through trans-Saharan trade. Excavations on the Bandiagara plateau have uncovered remains of steel sites prior to the 15th century, when the Dogons arrived. Nommo, a protective ancestor evoked in ...


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Dogon Cup bronze
African art > African bronze > Bronze Dogon

The emblematic cuts of African dogon
On this figurative cut for ceremonial use, a female figure sits, kneeling. The cut is supported by particularly stylized horses and characters. Nommo, the mythical ancestor to which the figures also refer, is a water god who taught humans to weave(Mr. Buratti). Golden brown patina.
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. Dogon blacksmiths, forming an endogamous caste called irim , now ...


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Bronze Dogon Pirogue
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African Art Dogon.
This bronze sculpture features a crew of mythical beings, the Nommos, linked to the complex legends and beliefs of the Dogon. Animal motifs also refer to the animals of creation. Grey green patina.
Gon blacksmiths form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim. They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " Masters of Fire associated in dogon cosmogony with primordial beings Nommo created by the god Ama, they are also supposed to cure burns. Small metal objects, made using the lost wax technique, were widespread in the Interior Delta region of Niger, with copper making it through trans-Saharan trade. Excavations on the Bandiagara plateau have uncovered remains of steel sites prior to the 15th century, when the Dogons arrived. Nommo, a ...


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Dogon Horsemen s Cup in Bronze
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African art > African bronze > Dogon Cup

The emblematic cuts of African dogon art
On this figurative cut for ceremonial use, the Hogon, religious leader personified by the rider on his mount, is perched on the lid. The cut is supported by particularly stylized horses. Nommo, a mythical ancestor to which the rider also refers, is a water god who taught humans to weave(Mr. Buratti). Grey-green patina.
The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, myths and rituals. 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). Their religious leader, the Hogon, the highest authority of the Dogon people, was parading on his mount at his induction because it was customary ...

Bronze Dogon Pirogue
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African art > African Statues > Bronze Dogon

African Art Dogon.
This bronze sculpture features a crew of mythical beings, the Nommos, linked to the complex legends and beliefs of the Dogon. Animal motifs, saurians and snakes, also refer to the animals of creation. Skate vert-de-gris.br />Gon blacksmiths form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim. They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " Masters of Fire associated in dogon cosmogony with primordial beings Nommo created by the god Ama, they are also supposed to cure burns. Small metal objects, made using the lost wax technique, were widespread in the Interior Delta region of Niger, with copper making it through trans-Saharan trade. Excavations on the Bandiagara plateau have uncovered remains of steel sites prior to the 15th century, when the Dogons ...


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Dogon Rider Couple
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African art > African Rider > Cavaliers Dogon

The frequent representations of the rider, among the Dogon of Mali, refer to their cosmogony and their complex religious myths. Indeed, one of the Nammos, ancestors of men, resurrected by the creator god Amma, descended on the earth carried by an arch transformed into a horse. Moreover, the highest authority of the Dogon people, the religious leader appointed Hogon , paraded on his mount during his induction because it was customary to set foot on the ground. In the region of the cliffs of Sangha, inaccessible on horseback, the priests wore it, while whining in reference to the mythical ancestor Nommo.
Gon blacksmiths form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim. They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " They are also supposed to treat burns (Huib Blom). ...


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Bronze Dogon Box
African art > Usual african items > Bronze Dogon

The emblematic cuts of African dogon
The blacksmiths Dogon forment an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim . They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " They are also supposed to treat burns (Huib Blom). The Nommo, a protective ancestor evoked in various forms in Dogon iconography, is said to be an ancestor endowed with the ability to manifest itself in a human or animal form, hence the frequent decorative motifs adorning the sculptures. Grey-green patina.
The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, myths and rituals. 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). Their religious ...


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Bronze Dogon Pirogue
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African art > African bronze > Pirogue Dogon

African Art Dogon.
This bronze sculpture features a crew of mythical beings linked to the complex legends and beliefs of the Dogons. Animal motifs, saurian in this case, also refer to the animals of creation. Green patina.
Gon blacksmiths form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim. They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " Masters of Fire associated in dogon cosmogony with primordial beings Nommo created by the god Ama, they are also supposed to cure burns. Small metal objects, made using the lost wax technique, were widespread in the Interior Delta region of Niger, with copper making it through trans-Saharan trade. Excavations on the Bandiagara plateau have uncovered remains of steel sites prior to the 15th century, when the Dogons arrived. Nommo, ...


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Cavalier Dogon and his mount
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African art > African bronze > Cavalier Dogon

The elegance of proportions and attitudes, in this work of African art made in bronze, has been translated with talent by the dogon blacksmith. The latter form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim . They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " They are also supposed to treat burns (Huib Blom). The frequent representations of the rider, among the Dogon of Mali, refer to their cosmogony and their complex religious myths. Indeed, one of the Nammos, ancestors of men, resurrected by the creator god Amma, descended on the earth carried by an arch transformed into a horse. Moreover, the highest authority of the Dogon people, the religious leader appointed Hogon , paraded on his mount during his induction because it was customary to set foot on the ground. In the region ...

Benin court dwarf in bronze
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African art > African Statues > Benin Statue

Simply dressed, the character with rounded volumes offers an imposing head with protruding cheekbones in which the sunken eyes could indicate blindness. The folded arms with clenched fists give the silhouette an idea of movement and vigour. The legs are proportionally reduced. Beautiful spotted patina, golden reflections. In African art, Benin art is described as court art because it is closely associated with the king, known as Oba.
The dwarves of the king's entourage, which appeared in the 15th century, were intended not only for diversion, but also for surveillance. They were given occult gifts. According to Fagg, these characters were also acrobats and illusionists. Their bronze figures were to garnish the altars of the ancestors.

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Cavalier Dogon and his mount
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African art > African bronze > Cavalier Dogon

The elegance of proportions and attitudes, in this work of African art made in bronze, has been translated with talent by the dogon blacksmith. The latter form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim . They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " They are also supposed to treat burns (Huib Blom). The frequent representations of the rider, among the Dogon of Mali, refer to their cosmogony and their complex religious myths. Indeed, one of the Nammos, ancestors of men, resurrected by the creator god Amma, descended on the earth carried by an arch transformed into a horse. Moreover, the highest authority of the Dogon people, the religious leader appointed Hogon , paraded on his mount during his induction because it was customary to set foot on the ground. In the region ...

Bronze Kongo statuette
African art > African bronze > Bronze Congo

Ex-collection French African art.
This small anthropomorphic sculpture, made of bronze, takes in miniature the canons of the Kongo statuary, especially the funerary statues inyongo or mintadi of lower Zaire, which were made of stone and represented various themes thanks to characters frozen in various attitudes. These figures form the vital embodiment of a spirit or ancestor. 
The Vili, the Lâri, the Sûndi, the Woyo, the Bembé, the Bwende, the Yombé and the Kôngo formed the group Kôngo , led by King ntotela. Their kingdom reached its peak in the 16th century with the ivory, copper and slave trade. Similarly, beliefs and traditions, they produced a statuary with a codified gesture in relation to their worldview. The sorcerers nganga, both healers, were in charge of religious ...


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Bronze Dogon Pirogue
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African art > African bronze > Pirogue Dogon

Dogon blacksmiths form an endogamous caste among the Dogon called irim. They now produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood. " Masters of Fire associated in dogon cosmogony with primordial beings Nommo created by the god Ama, they are also supposed to cure burns. Small metal objects, made using the lost wax technique, were widespread in the Interior Delta region of Niger, with copper making it through trans-Saharan trade. Excavations on the Bandiagara plateau have uncovered remains of steel sites prior to the 15th century, when the Dogons arrived. Nommo, a protective ancestor evoked in various forms in Dogon iconography, is said to be an ancestor endowed with the ability to manifest itself in a human or animal form. The Dogon population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living ...


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Bronze Dogon Rider
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African art > African bronze > Statue Dogon

Image of the rider in The African Art Dogon
This rider figure would represent a Dogon warrior with his spear. The stylized horse is pitched up and has stretched legs. The sculpture is provided with many details, executed meticulously, such as engraved decorative motifs. Ex. collection of the painter 'a href'"http://wiki.ibb.town/Karl-Heinz-Engstfeld"- Karl Heinz Engstfeld and 'a href-U'0022https://evibb.de/home/wir-trauern-um-ruth-engstfeld-schremper/"-Ruth Schgst , a gandher artist. The frequent representations of a rider, among the Dogon of Mali, refer to their cosmogony and their complex religious myths. Indeed, one of the Nommos, ancestors of men, resurrected by the creator god Amma, descended on the earth carried by an arch transformed into a horse. Moreover, the highest ...


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Bracelet royal Kapsiki
African art > Jewels > Bracelet Kapsiki

Heavy adornment embellished with open-ended motifs. Golden patina with grey-green inlays.
The Kapsiki are one of the ethnic groups that make up the Kirdi group established in the extreme north of Cameroon. These 'pagans' (Kirdi) as the Islamic peoples have named them, include the Matakam, Kapsiki, Margui, Mofou, Massa, Toupouri, Fali, Namchi, Bata, Do ayo... They live on agriculture, fishing and livestock.


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