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Dogon statue (N° 23338)

Altar figure representing a hogon, religious leader, with a hoe and a cane. Golden heterogeneous patina, crystallized residues of ritual anointings. Desication cracks. Gaps and erosions.
Carved for the most part to order placed by a family, the Dogon statues can also be the object of worship on the part of the whole community when they commemorate, for example, the foundation of the village. However, their functions remain little known. Alongside Islam, Dogon religious rites are organized around four main cults: the Lébé, relating to fertility, under the spiritual authority of the Hogon, the Wagem, cult of the ancestors under the authority of the patriarch, the Binou invoking the spirit world and led by the priest of the Binou, and the society of masks concerning the funeral.
Lit. : "Dogon" Hélène Leloup, ed. Somogy, Quai Branly Museum.  

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OriginCollection Patrick Malisse
Height cm45
Width7 cm
Weight0.91 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°

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