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Dogon rider on imaginary animal (1) - Wood - Dogon - Mali

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Dogon rider on imaginary animal (1) - Wood - Dogon - Mali

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Location: Belgium
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1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Total nr of items: 1
Object: Dogon rider on imaginary animal
Ethnic group/ culture: Dogon
Region/ country: Mali
Material: Wood
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 38×14×24 cm
Weight: 1550 g

Old Dogon figurine made of semi hardwood.
Rider on an undetermined imaginary animal.
Nice size: 38 cm.


It must be from the early or middle of the 20th century.

In good condition considering its age, beautiful patina, but with defects caused by use and time.
Please note there are holes under the animal and on the front. But these holes are little visible because they are located underneath and hidden by the head. A leg is also shorter.

Shipment in a double cardboard package with track and trace.
I am selling several African items on Catawiki. Grouped shipments are possible.


The Dogon are an ethnicity from Mali in West Africa. Their total population in Mali is estimated at 700,000 people. They are established in a region named the Dogon Country, which runs from the Bandiagara Cliffs to the southwest of the Niger Bend.

The Dogon are, first and foremost, cultivators (mainly of millet) and forgers. They are renowned for their cosmogony and sculptures.

The most ancient Dogon figurines are recognisable thanks to their elongated shapes.
Throughout Africa, the rider is a complex symbol.

He symbolises material power, but is also the instrument of war adventures.

Finally, in a more metaphysical way, it dominates the mortal and the physical worlds by displaying its physical and moral strength.

Artistically, horses are often depicted as heavy and massive, their legs usually are straight and stiff.

The rider is an important theme for the Dogon, it may be categorized according to the many attitudes of the rider.

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The Dogons often represent their riders on imaginary animals.

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  • Well received, VERY WELL PACKED! Thank you!

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    Consegna corretta, imballaggio adeguato, oggetto molto bello, giusta la scelta di lasciarlo intatto. Venditore gentile e disponibile. molto soddisfatto dell' acquisto. Raccomandato!
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    ARIEL166 September 5, 2019

  • Excellent, very safely wrapped. Mask even nicer than in pictures. Thank you very much.

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    Rospars August 20, 2019

  • The piece was not what I expected. However, I must highlight the wonderful response and great effort that Bernard went to to ensure that I was refunded and satisfied! He was a pleasure to deal with.

    user-fd16fe6 August 19, 2019

  • Merci beaucoup

    george

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