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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.
 

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OriginColection Cherel/Brunel
EthnyDogon
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height154
Depth13
Width34
Weight8.50 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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