Tribal art > Ladder > Dogon Scale
This ladder allowed access to the Dogon millet granaries, earthen architecture distinguished by a conical straw roof. These granaries are equipped with a high opening closed by a shutter and allow the storage of seeds protected from rodents and insects.
Very nice patina, surface abraded and polished by use. Cracks of desiccation and erosions.
M. Brunel, a chemist by training, travelled the world before becoming fascinated by Africa, which he discovered thanks to his eldest daughter. Zaire, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Guinea,... Until his death, he will have accumulated nearly 600 pieces. His legatees have decided to put this collection on sale through our gallery.
The Dogon people are renowned in African art for the myths and beliefs related to their cosmogony. ...