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Ritual iron - Dogon - Mali

Lot reference 13826759

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Location: Netherlands
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First half 20e century - In good condition

Twelve very special pieces of ritual iron, which were used by a Binu priest. Most of these object are miniature objects which are often found in the caves along the Bandiagara escarpment. The longer three pieces have been used at the altar of the priest and during ceremonies used as staff by the priest. The bells at one staff were to awake the spirits and to start a dialogue. Two pieces are clearly presenting snakes; the ancestor Lébé Serou, the first mortal human being, who, in Dogon myth, was transformed into a snake. The iron armband and finger rings are typical attributes of the Binu priest and such attributes increased his position in the community.

Specifications:
- length and weight 3 longest items : longest staff 60 cm - 160 gram; abstract figure 35.5 cm - 75 gram, and with bells 32 cm - 180 gram
- length and weight 2 snakes : 17.5 cm and 35 gram and 7 cm and 155 gram
- other five items : between 9.5 cm and 14.5 cm and 21 gram and 154 gram
- bracelet : inner diameter 6.5 cm and 535 gram
- two finger rings : round: inner diameter 2.2 cm and 150 gram, pointed: inner diameter 1.8 cm and 75 gram.
- provenance : obtained in Sangha town (centre Dogon area) by present owner between 1972 - 2000

Shipment with Track and Trace and insured.

Nl Lampevelden  

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 66
Member since: September 18, 2013
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    Very nice authentic item.
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    tatiefraise007 April 13, 2018

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    Mooie objekten - snel en goed verpakt verzonden - uitstekende communicatie - top!
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    jbl-collectables March 16, 2018

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    2 beautiful pendants, very well packed. Fast delivery.
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    aveadam March 14, 2018

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    Colis exceptionnellement bien emballé . Merci
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    muruppt March 14, 2018

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    Beautiful artifact, very well packed.
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    kuenzej January 25, 2018

  • quick delivery, nice piece matching description. Thank you!

    karavanserai January 22, 2018

  • Lovely items, always a great service..

    ExquisiteAfricanArt January 17, 2018

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    Snelle communicatie en bij afhalen goederen vriendelijk en behulpzaam.
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    Waterlab December 18, 2017

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    bigfunonline December 5, 2017

  • Lovely pieces, extremely fast and well packed shipping. A+

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    tatiefraise007 November 27, 2017

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    I am really happy with this very nice necklace; even more impressive in reality than on your photos.
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    Waterlab November 26, 2017

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    Bel pezzo, grazie!
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    bianca-76 November 22, 2017

  • Stunning authentic bangles, also with age.. Thank you, very happy..

    ExquisiteAfricanArt November 20, 2017

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    mooie ringen, dank.
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    Waterlab November 14, 2017

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    Denarius33 November 7, 2017

  • everythig was perfect! 5 - stars purchase.

    stefan365 November 2, 2017

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    0041 October 30, 2017

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    Très belle pièce, conforme à la description faite sur Catawiki.
    Emballage impeccable, protection optimale de la pièce. Travail très professionnel.
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    portnoy13 October 30, 2017

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