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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 south-west of the Niger loop in the Mopti region of Mali (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina Faso (northwest of Ouahigouya). ). Villages are often perched on top of the hillside scree, in a unique architecture. The history of migrations and installations of the Dogon (about ten main groups, about fifteen different languages), relates to several hypotheses. For some historians, the Dogon fled from an area west of their current location following an assault.


Dogon shutter door
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The systems of closure of Sudanese regions in African art.
This flap is made up of an assembly of two vertical planks. It has a lock symbolizing the square and its inhabitants. Carefully sculpted, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations appeal to the rich Dogon cosmogony. The characters can symbolize previous generations, the mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. Each of the characters at the top of the panel, related to spiritual life, wears a kanaga mask, exhibited by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. The pattern of the breasts is related to fertility and fertility. Brown patina with ochre inlays.
The patterns on the gates in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to deter the intruder, whether human or ...


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Figures of the primordial couple Dogon
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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 ...

Dogon Ceremonial Cup
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African art among the Dogon.
Frequent cavalier representations, in the African art of the Dogon of Mali, refer to their cosmogony and their complex religious myths. This is the case for this ceremonial cut with a lid on which the hermaphrodite rider holds his mount with a bridle veiling the animal's eyes. The object is entirely coated with a crusty sacrificial coating. Slight gaps and desication cracks. 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 authority of the Dogon people, the religious leader named Hogon, was parading on his mount at his induction because, according to custom, he was not to set foot on the ground. In the area of the sangha cliffs, inaccessible ...


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Dogon Mask
African art > African mask > Dogon Mask

Ultra minimalist, this mask is reduced to a curved volume pierced with triangles for the eyes. The nose, extended to the top of a protrusion akin to an animal head, forms the only relief. Raw patina, eroded surface.
The dogon people renowned in African art for myths and beliefs related to its cosmogony.
Sa 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). They produce more than 80 types of masks, the best known of which are the Kanaga, Sirigé, Satimbé, Walu. Most of them are used by the circumcised initiates of the Wa society during funeral ceremonies. Some represent animals, in reference to the rich mythology of African dogon ...


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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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Dogon shutter door
African art > Door shutter > Dogon Gate

The systems of closure of Sudanese regions in African art.
This flap is made up of an assembly of two vertical planks. It has a lock symbolizing the square and its inhabitants. Carefully sculpted, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations appeal to the rich Dogon cosmogony. The characters can symbolize previous generations, the mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. Each of the characters at the top of the panel, related to spiritual life, wears a kanaga mask, exhibited by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate mythical animals of creation among the Dogon. Dark ochre patina.
The patterns on the gates in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to deter the intruder, ...


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Dogon pharmacopoeia box
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Decorated with bas-relief figures, this african art sculpture, a box with two moving shutters, set on three feet, was probably designed to preserve active medicinal preparations prepared according to the advice of the elders who had been introduced to the science of trees or . jiridon. The figures of 'nommos', primordial ancestors, and animal symbols are supposed to activate the healing power of the actives. Satin dark 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 ...


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Dogon ointment box in bronze
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African art > Usual african items > Pot Dogon

Designed to collect medicinal preparations prepared from the advice of the elders who had been introduced to the science of trees or " jiridon ", this hemispheric container with a lid is topped with an effigy of mythical ancestor Nommos , genius associated with the creation of the world, guarantor of health and fertility. The walls are decorated with allegorical decorative motifs, such as wave friezes and spiral patterns, saurians and a shape associated with the Kanaga mask. The ensemble has a golden brown patina. These ornaments are supposed to activate the healing power of the active ingredients. Tiny shards of the patina located on the lid opening.
The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, esotericism, myths and legends. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 ...

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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Dogon lock with animal motif
African art > African Lock > Dogon Lock


An unusual pattern for this dogon lock whose central body takes the shape of a fish.
The locks are built on the same principle: a vertical fixed part, and a horizontal slide. The surface of the piece is engraved with a fine grid, disappearing in places.
s dark abraded. The locks, are reinforced by a protection system closely linked to their own symbolism.
The representations found on these locks establish the owner's membership in a clan and show his social position. All the locks had a name in relation to the message it conveyed, a person or story telling the life or an episode of the owner's life.
The patterns are inspired by dogon cosmogony. Here we find a large representation of stylized reptile. Geometric shapes are also present. The intact and ...


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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 pharmacopoeia box
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With three-foot moving shutters, this small-sized piece of furniture was probably designed to preserve active medicinal preparations prepared on the advice of elders who had been introduced to tree science or . jiridon. The walls are carved from mythical ancestors Nommos, geniuses associated with the creation of the world and guarantors of health and fertility. These sumboles are supposed to activate the healing power of the active ingredients. Dark black 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 ...


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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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Horseman Dogon in bronze
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br>Image of the rider in the African art Dogon
This rider figure would represent a priest .hogon. The stylized horse has stretched legs. The sculpture is patinated in light green.
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 authority of the Dogon people, the religious leader named Hogon , paraded on his mount during his induction because it was customary for him not 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 ...


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Dogon pharmacopoeia box
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African art > African Chair > Dogon Box

With three-foot moving shutters, this small-sized piece of furniture was probably designed to preserve active medicinal preparations prepared on the advice of elders who had been introduced to tree science or . jiridon. The walls are carved with figures of animals and mythical ancestors Nommos, geniuses associated with the creation of the world and guarantors of health and fertility, and a motif reminiscent of a moment of the induction of a Dogon priest. These sumboles are supposed to activate the healing power of the active ingredients. Dark 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, ...


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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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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 ...

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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, 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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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
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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 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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