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The terracottas of the Djenne people are probably some of the most famous and appreciated tribal art. The Djenne would have lived between the 8th and 18th centuries in places that were often flooded. This explains why the objects were found scattered in various sites.

Djenne Statue
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Djenne Statue

Traditional African art can be a source of inspiration for contemporary craftsmanship, a representation inspired by authentic Djenne statues, a man kneeling, head turned to the right. The old sites Djenné are all in flood zone, the inhabitants have always found heads that outcrop when the water withdraws. Rolled by the waves, these pieces are found very far from their original archaeological site.

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Djenne Jar
African art > Jars, amphoras, pots, matakam > Djenne Jar

Ex private French collection of African art.

This is a jar of Djenne inspiration, this culture being extinct there are several centuries. It has an enlarged base that allows it to maintain its balance. The summit is pierced with a circular cavity. It is covered with a bright orange-red patina. Since the old Djenne sites are all in a flood zone, the inhabitants have always found pieces of terracotta that emerge when the water recedes. Objects from archaeological research or simply discovered by chance would come from a culture that developed from the eighth to the eighteenth century. The strong fragmentation of terracotta is still subject to debate. Indeed, the damage of time and burial certainly played a role but it would also seem that these pagan art objects were victims ...

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Djenne funeral shield
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African art > African Shield > Djenne funeral shield

African art reveals some extraordinary pieces as funeral shield Djenne terracotta.

Magnificent piece of excavation sold with TL test attesting to seniority between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries.
There are very few copies of the shield, and in as good condition. The literature mentions only rarely existed.
We find patterns in cob as they can be found on the jars of this ethnic group.

The ancient sites Djenné all located in a flood zone, people are always heads that flush when the waters recede. Rolled by the waves, these heads are found far from their original archaeological site.

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Djenne statue
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African art > Terracotta, jar, amphora, funerary urn > Djenne statue

Djenne magnificent statue depicting a man kneeling with arms crossed on his chest. It is a piece collected by us in 2010 between the city of Djenne and Dioboro. Collected in fragments, the piece has been restored with a specialist archaeological terracottas in Brussels. So any input on this reconstruction of earthenware. To authenticate, we conduct a test of the laboratory QED thermoluminescence dating this piece between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries. This piece has a beautiful patina due to the erosion of time. We find the serenity to clean parts Djenne. Djenné ancient sites located all in a flood zone, people are always heads that flush when the waters recede. Rolled by the waves, these parts can be found very far from the archaeological site of origin. Like many ancient ...

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Bronze Djenne Statue
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African art > Bronze, leopard, messenger, warrior, statue, pirogues > Bronze Djenne Statue

Exceptional femal Djenne statue in Bronze. In statuary Djenne, tradition dictates that the face is oval, constructed, often in two layers. The eyes are prominent, raised and shaped like almonds. They are surrounded by concentric folds, representing the eyelids and eyelashes. The eyebrows are represented by scarification.

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