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Rare Antique African Tribal Cast Bronze over stone Dogon sculpture tribal men

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Seller: tribalvirtu (848) 100%, Location: Mount Arlington, New Jersey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192165972190 Exquisite Antique Dogon (circa mid- late 1800s), Cast Bronze Tribal women Statue. From the old private collection of the internationally celebrated artist and ardent Africanist.This is a rare, museum quality authentic artifact (circa mid- late 1800s) . The item is about 6" tall, in excellent antique condition. Dogon bronze and stone figures depict a tribal woman sculpture. The bronze is cast over the stone into the form of a woman and have amazing details and a fine old used patina. The stone comes from the important ancestors memorial site. The bronze is cast over the stone into the form of a man or woman or a couple. These pieces bring wealth, property, good health and well being to the owner and to the village. Those sculptures usually kept on the altar to the ancestors and brought together for the festivals in the villageGeneral agreement among dealers and collectors is these figures date from the middle 1800's. They might be earlier but I can't confirm this.Dogon art is extremely versatile, although common stylistic characteristics – such as a tendency towards stylization – are apparent on the statues. Their art deals with the myths whose complex ensemble regulates the life of the individual. The sculptures are preserved in innumerable sites of worship, personal or family altars, altars for rain, altars to protect hunters, in market. As a general characterization of Dogon statues, one could say that they render the human body in a simplified way, reducing it to its essentials. Some are extremely elongated with emphasis on geometric forms. The subjective impression is one of immobility with a mysterious sense of a solemn gravity and serene majesty, although conveying at the same time a latent movement. Dogon sculpture recreates the hermaphroditic silhouettes of the Tellem, featuring raised arms and a thick patina made of blood and millet beer. The four Nommo couples, the mythical ancestors born of the god Amma, ornament stools, pillars or men’s meeting houses, door locks, and granary doors. The primordial couple is represented sitting on a stool, the base of which depicts the earth while the upper surface represents the sky; the two are interconnected by the Nommo. Horsemen are remainders of the fact that, according to myth, the horse was the first animal present on earth. The Dogon style has evolved into a kind of cubism: ovoid head, squared shoulders, tapered extremities, pointed breasts, forearms, and thighs on a parallel plane, hairdos stylized by three or four incised lines. Dogon sculptures serve as a physical medium in initiations and as an explanation of the world. They serve to transmit an understanding to the initiated, who will decipher the statue according to the level of their knowledge. Carved animal figures, such as dogs and ostriches, are placed on village foundation altars to commemorate sacrificed animals, while granary doors, stools and house posts are also adorned with figures and symbols. Froo www.froo.com | Froo Cross Sell, Free Cross Sell, Cross promote, eBay Marketing, eBay listing Apps, eBay Apps, eBay Application Due to the antique/vintage nature of our items, we encourage our buyers to carefully read the description and measurements of the item to avoid any disappointments ,there might be some slight imperfections, most likely they will show flaws consistent with ware, ages, and use which only add character and charm to the items. Each item is described and photographed as accurately as possible. If you have any question about any particular item, please contact me before you purchase, We are more than happy and willing to answer any questions you may have. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Condition: Used, Condition: Excellent Antique Condition

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