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Carved table with Dogon ram caryatid (N° 21855)

Traditional African furniture.
A figure of a ram supports the top of this sculpted monoxyl table, polished with use, offering a light brown golden patina.
Exceptional piece, acquired in situ.
Desiccation cracks.
The Dogon are a people renowned for their cosmogony, their esotericism, their myths and legends. Their population is estimated at around 300,000 souls living in the southwest of the Niger loop in the Mopti region of Mali (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina (northwest of Ouahigouya ). The villages are often perched at the top of the scree on the side of the hills, according to a unique architecture. The history of the migrations and settlements of the Dogon (ten main groups, fifteen different languages), bears on several hypotheses. According to some historians, the Dogon fled from an area west of their current location following an assault.  

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OriginRécolté à Ségou, Mali en 1989. Collection Patrick. Malisse
EthnyDogon
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height cm67
Depth65 cm
Width77 cm
Weight46.00 Kg
Estimated dating1sthalfxxe

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