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Bronze Dogon Pirogue (N° 18529)
African Art Dogon.
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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 widespread in the Interior Delta region of Niger, with copper making it through trans-Saharan trade. The Dogon population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living southwest of the Niger Loop in the Mopti region of Mali (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.
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|Origin||récolté in-situ 2005|
|Material(s)||alliage de bronze|
|Estimated dating||2ème halfxx°|
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