Tag - Dogon

Dogon Sun Amulet

Nonostante sia stato scritto moltissimo circa questo misterioso popolo, l’interesse dell’Occidente per i Dogon è molto recente. Solo nel 1931 Marcel Griaule, etnologo francese, capita quasi per caso ai piedi della falesia Bandiagara, in Mali: rimarrà folgorato dal contatto con i Dogon, al punto che decide di consacrare i...

Old Dogon Talisman – SUN – Mali

  Metal works like this Dogon Sun Talisman is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a mold made from a heat proof material, such as clay, in which the liquid metal is poured...

Dogon Amulet – Mali

Bronze, leather. Cm. 10,3 high x 9,8 width (4.06" x 3.86"). Gr. 103,6 (3.65 oz.). The necklace is cm. 68 long (26.77") The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, south of the Niger bend near the city of Bandiagara in the Mopti region. Certain researchers investigating...

Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Rider – Mali

Cm. 8,5 high x 6,0 width (3.35" x 2.36"). Inner diameter cm. 2,0 (0.79"); US size 9.75. Gr. 61,8 (2.18 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon cerimonial ring is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a...

Large Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Ancestors – Mali

Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Ancestors – Mali Mid 20th Century. Cm. 7,0 high x 2,7 width (2.75" x 1.06"). Gr. 82,0 (2.89 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon cerimonial ring is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and...

Dogon Bronze Bracelet – Mali

Late 19th early 20th Century. Cm. 9,4 high x 10,1 width (3.70" x 3.97"); inner diameter cm. 7,5 (2.95"). Gr. 274,4 (9.67 oz.). This is a rare and magnificent example of a Dogon bracelet – attributed to the Hogon (Dogon king). It shows old patina from usage, and is decorated with a...