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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 pharmacopoeia box
African art > African Jar > 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 the mask kanaga . These are supposed to activate the healing power of the active ingredients. Light 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 ...


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Statue Dogon Bombou- toro
African art > African Statues > Statue Dogon

Work illustrating the statuary from the central part of the Bandiagara cliff, bombou-toro. This statue stands out thanks to its hairstyle composed of braided ridges, long graceful limbs, a high conical chest, a seat whose feet appear to be beings belonging to dogon mythology. Bracelets are engraved on the arms, and scarifications are inscribed on the face and body. Grainy matte patina.

Sculpted mostly by a family, Dogon statues can also be worshipped by the entire community when they commemorate, for example, the founding of the village. Their functions, however, remain little known. Parallel to Islam, the Dogon religious rites are organized around four main cults: the Lebe, relating to fertility, under the spiritual authority of the Hogon, the Wagem, cult of ancestors under ...


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Dogon pharmacopoeia box
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This African art object, a box with two moving shutters, set on three feet, was probably designed to preserve active medicinal preparations prepared according to the advice of elders who had been introduced to the science of trees or . jiridon. The walls are carved with figures of mythical ancestors Nammos , geniuses associated with the creation of the world and guarantors of health and fertility. These are supposed to activate the healing power of the active ingredients. 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 ...


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Dogon Crest Mask
African art > African mask > Dogon Mask

This African Mask of the Dogon is equipped with high rectangular depressions, pierced by geometric cavities for vision. At the top, a Kambari-style plank located south of bandiagara cliff, is carved with a high-relief motif. This symbolic motif would evoke a moment of the inauguration of the priest of Binu. Mate surface, flaky and rough. Cracks and haloes.
Marcel Griaule counted no less than 78 types of dogon masks during his field investigations. This piece, with its stylized features, is characteristic of dogon creations. The latter, influenced by their predecessors in the Bandiagara region, the Tellem, have retained this verticality in their rooms. Parallel to Islam, the Dogon religious rites are organized around four main cults: the Lebe, relating to fertility, the Wagem, cult ...


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Dogon pharmacopoeia box
African art > African Jar > Dogon Box

This African art object, a box with two moving shutters, set on three feet, was probably designed to preserve active medicinal preparations prepared according to the advice of elders who had been introduced to the science of trees or . jiridon. The walls are carved with breast motifs symbolizing human fertility and fertility. These are supposed to activate the healing power of the active ingredients. At the top is a stylized bird figure. The flanks, on the other hand, bear in bas-relief figures of nommos, the primordial ancestors. 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 ...


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Dogon shutter door
African art > Door shutter > Dogon Door

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The closure systems of Sudanese regions in African artThis flap is made up of an assembly of two vertical planks. It has a lock symbolizing the box. 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 associated with fertility and fertility. Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate daily life, the work of the fields here in this case. Dark ochre patina.
The patterns on the doors in Mali, apart from ...


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Dogon Kanaga polychrome mask
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African Kanaga Mask of the Dogon./
In the funeral rites, members of the Awa society, dance with masks on the roof of the house of the dead, to lead his soul (nyama) to its eternal rest and to defend the living. The Kanaga mask is also used to protect hunters from revenge from the prey they have killed.

This example is designed with a recurring structure: a vertical central plank, with arms attached by leather ties and an anthropozoomorphic mask with angular features. The polychrome pigments, forming an abraded crusty patina, were refreshed before each performance. Desication cracks.
In the preliminary to the funeral or mourning, many almost all identical copies appear on the dance floor, after having circulated in the alleys of the village. Depending on the degree ...

Dogon Kanaga Mask
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Kanaga African Mask of the Dogon, coated with black and white pigments. Patina matte abrased.

In the funeral rites, members of the Awa society dance with masks on the roof of the house of the dead, to lead his soul (nyama) to its eternal rest and to defend the living. The Kanaga mask is also used to protect hunters from revenge from the prey they have killed.

This example is designed after a recurrent structure: a horizontal central plank, the bottom of which in this case forms an anthropozoomorphic mask with rectangular features, with arms attached by animal skin links on which fur remains, and whose ends are directed upwards and downwards. The conical mouth suggests the beak of a bird. In foreplay at the funeral or during mourning, many copies almost all ...


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Dogon Satimbé Mask
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African art > African mask > Dogon Mask

No sacrificial residues on this dogon African art mask, but an oiled surface on the statue and a polychromy on this African mask highlighting its structure. The masks satimbe have the peculiarity of being surmounted by a seated figure, in this case a figure representing Ya Sigine, a woman whose role is to be the counterweight of the male omnipotence in the social and political order within the Dogon society. This figure, Ya Sigine , would embody the mythical ancestor who allegedly stole the masks from supernatural beings, making captive an old Albarga initiated to the secrets of masks. The woman introduced to the Ya Sigine has since been the only woman who can participate in dogon rituals and enjoy a masked funeral. In the ladle at its disposal would be contained the powerful nyama . Ya ...


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Dogon sun
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African art > Jewels > Dogon sun

Superb Dogon sun, patina and visible oxidation.

About this subject, there is a remarkable story, the traditional symbolism found there, this one is narrated by Philippe Doussin

That was very long. At the time the sky was close to the earth, so close that evening, mothers took down the stars for children to play with before falling asleep.
At the beginning of this cycle of mankind, men could get without any trouble (for Heaven and Earth are closest "Rights") in contact with the metaphysical (heaven), because they were in nothing different from the primordial man (the Edenic state, generally known among all peoples traditional "ancestor") in connection with permanent Being (and the Supreme Principle). Children born in this state already, and all spiritual ...


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Dogon Altar Figure
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African art > African Statues > Dogon Altar Figure

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Juché on a circular base, the figure with the raised arm adopts the attitude of call to the distinctive rain of the statues of Tintam, from the northeastern region of the plateau that dominates the cliffs of Bandiagara. The breasts evoke those of Nommo, the mythical ancestor, allegory of fertility. Abrus seeds, dotted on the base, are agglomerated by crusty libatory residues, which also suggest an underlying pattern composed of cauris. Visible drips. Dry crusty skate. According to the dogon cosmogon, the first primordial ancestors of the Dogon, called Nommo , were the bisexual gods of water. They were created in heaven by the creator Amma and descended from heaven to earth in an ark. The Nommo founded the eight dogon lineages and instilled weaving, the ...


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Bronze Dogon equestrian figure
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African art > African Rider > Cavalier Dogon

The frequent representations of horsemen 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. In addition, 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 Nommo. The characters are depicted naked, riding raw, the man wearing the hogon cap grabbing the bridle of one hand has a spear in the second. Grey-green patina.
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Statue of ancestor Dogon
African art > African Statues > Statue Dogon

This bombou-toro-style sculpture, with a hermaphrodite character, depicts an ancestor with a body engraved with linear scarifications bearing multiple bracelets. Desication cracks. Rather light golden brown patina.
Sculpted mostly by a family and in this case placed on the family altar Tiré Kabou, the Dogon tribal statues can also be the object of worship on the part of the whole community when they commemorate, for example, the founding of the village. These statues, sometimes embodying the nyama of the deceased, are placed on the altars of ancestors and participate in various rituals including those of the periods of seeds and harvests. Their functions, however, remain little known. Parallel to Islam, the Dogon religious rites are organized around four main cults: the Lebe, ...


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Dogon couple figures in bronze
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African art > African bronze > Bronze Dogon

Silhouettes of longiform African art, tribal-inspired, standing on a pedestal. These African statues Dogon, in bronze, evoke the Nommos, the origin of the creation among the Dogon of Mali. Recalling also the sculptures of the famous Giacometti, they are represented in the position of invocation, arms raised to the sky. Their surface is punctuated by a succession of notches. Warm orange skate. The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, esotericism, myths and legends. Their 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 the scree at the edge of the hills, according to a unique architecture. ...

Dogon Satimbé Mask
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This African, facial mask, with a crest in the form of a female statue, is only part of the mask: for the Dogon, the whole mask consists not only of the wooden element to conceal the face of the dancer but also of the costume of accompanying fibers. Locally matte polychromy flaked
. The female figure at the top, Ya Sigine , whose arms are articulated, would embody the mythical ancestor who allegedly stole the masks from supernatural beings, making captive an old Albarga initiated to the secrets of masks. The woman initiated at the Ya Sigine is since then the only woman who can participate in dogon rituals and benefit from a masked funeral. More than eighty types of African masks are listed among the Dogon, the best known of which are the Kanaga , Sirigé, Satimbé, Walu. Most of ...


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Dogon Horsemen s Cup in Bronze
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 ...


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Couple primordial Dogon
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Ex-collection French African art.
The primordial couple Nommos, the origin of the creation among the Dogon of Mali, is here embodied by these long-legged silouhettes, frozen arms spread out of the bust and legs joined. Red ochre patina. The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, esotericism, myths and legends. Their 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 the scree at the edge of the hills, according to a unique architecture. The history of migration and the facilities of the Dogon (about ten main groups, fifteen different languages), relates to several hypotheses. According ...


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Dogon door
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The closure systems of the Sudanese regions in African art
This component consists of an assemblage of two vertical planks maintained by two thin horizontal slats. Around the lock, different anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations associated with graphics appeal to the rich Cosmogon Dogon. The characters can symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. Each of the characters at the top of the panel, in relation to spiritual life, wears a kanaga mask, displayed by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. . Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate everyday life. Matte dark brown patina with residual ocrée inlays.
The motifs on the doors in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to deter ...


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Statuette Dogon Tellem
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African art > African Statues > Statuette Dogon Tellem

This statue of African art is part of a collection patiently collected by a dogon art enthusiast. All in front, this African tribal statue positioned standing half-flexed legs on a circular base adopts arms raised, palms joined facing forward. Her crenellated crest hairstyle prolongs her nose soaring. At the top of the head a hole was practiced. An old chipped patina, grey in colour, coats this object that has been visibly subjected to ritual libations. The object has eroded parts and desication cracks.
The southern plateau overlooking the Bandiagara cliff has been occupied since the 10th century by the Tellem and Niongom. They were then displaced by the Dogon in the 15th century, who fled the Mandé. The Tellem became the ancestors of the Kurumba of Burkina Faso.
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Dogon Kanaga Mask
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Ex-collection French African art.
African Mask Kanaga of The Dogon, alternating black, white and light orange colors.
In funeral rites, members of the society Awa , dance with masks on the roof of the house of the dead, to lead his soul (nyama) to his eternal rest and to defend the living. The Kanaga mask is also used to protect hunters from revenge from the prey he has killed.

This copy is designed according to a recurrent structure: a horizontal central plank, the bottom of which in this case forms an anthropozoomorphic mask with rectangular features, with " arms" attached by animal skin ties on fur, and whose ends are pointed upwards and downwards. The conical mouth suggests the beak of a bird. In the pre-opening to the funeral or during the bereavement, many ...


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Statuette Dogon Bombou-toro
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French African art collection.
Sculpture acquired in a Parisian art gallery, depicting a kneeling female being, adorned with bracelets. It offers four janiform heads carrying a container. The tubular beards extending the faces rest on cylindrical shoulders. The dogon decorative motifs, in broken lines, associated with traditional scarifications, are engraved on the surface. They refer to dogon cosmogony. Abraded brown patina. Desication cracks.
Sculpted mostly by a family, Dogon statues can also be worshipped by the entire community. Their functions, however, remain little known. Parallel to Islam, the Dogon religious rites are organized around four main cults: the Lebe, relating to fertility, under the spiritual authority of the Hogon, the Wagem, cult of ancestors under the ...


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