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Dogon figurative box - Mali - African Art Tribal Art
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  • Title: Dogon figurative box - Mali - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: Mali
  • Dimension: 17,72 Inch
  • Weight: 4,63 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Box, pot, ointment
  • Additional Information: Decorated with bas-relief motifs and horse heads, this African art sculpture 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 figures of 'nommos', primordial ancestors, and animal symbols are supposed to activate the healing power of the actives. 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. 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. (Dogon, Huib Blom) Satin black 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. (Huib Blom).

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $220.00

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    Dogon figurative box - Mali - African Art Tribal Art

    Estimate $423 - $487
    Oct 28, 2021
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  • Title: Dogon figurative box - Mali - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: Mali
  • Dimension: 17,72 Inch
  • Weight: 4,63 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Box, pot, ointment
  • Additional Information: Decorated with bas-relief motifs and horse heads, this African art sculpture 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 figures of 'nommos', primordial ancestors, and animal symbols are supposed to activate the healing power of the actives. 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. 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. (Dogon, Huib Blom) Satin black 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. (Huib Blom).

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $220.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $75.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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    Good, see pictures.

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