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Figure of the primordial couple Dogon in bronze (N° 19468)
Long-shaped silhouettes, standing on a pedestal, representing statues of ancestors. These African Dogon statues, in bronze, evoke the Nommos, mythical beings at the origin of creation among the Dogon of Mali. Also recalling the sculptures of the famous Giacometti, they are represented in a position of invocation, arms raised towards the sky. Their surface is punctuated by a succession of notches.
Orange brown patina.
Today they produce weapons, tools, and also work with wood.
"They are also supposed to treat burns (Huib Blom).
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