Tribal Art, online sale of tribal art, primitive art and primitive art

Tribal art > Ladder > Dogon Scale

Dogon Scale (N° 19856)

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. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living in the southwestern loop of the Niger in the Mopti region of Mali (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina (northwestern Ouahigouya). They produce more than 80 types of masks, the most famous of which are the Kanaga, Sirigé, Satimbé, Walu.

Watch the video


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost
Warning, this item cannot be shipped using regular shipping methods.
The shipping cost will be sent to you after you place the order (and you will still have the possibility to cancel the order).
You can also contact us before to know the shipping cost.

OriginColection Cherel/Brunel
Weight8.50 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Echelle DogonMasque DogonStatue TellemStatue Dogon DegePorte de grenier Dogon

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
Tribal art - Dogon Scale
Tribal art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A, rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100