Mounted Warrior from Mali

This votive statue is made by the Dogon people in Mali and depicts a warrior with ancestor in hand. Ancestor veneration is an important part of their socio-religious practice and many statues contain references to this. In Mali the redwoods have been protected from felling since 1960’s, this piece is made from a redwood which

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Mounted Couple, Mali

This early piece is in brass with two riders with the male holding the spear. The partnership of male and female is a central theme in the art of the Dogon tribe in Mali. The woman with her restraining hand on her husbands shoulder celebrates the importance of the family and respect for female wisdom.

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Mounted Dogon Warrior

This Dogon warrior from Mali is beautifully carved. The beard is delightfully stylistic and the head round. It represents a wealthy man, as only the wealthy could afford horses. Wealth in Mali is judged by possessions, cattle, sheep and the ability to have many wives. Judging by the weight the statue is made from a redwood

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Jewellery Box from Mali

This Jewellery box from Dogon country in Mali is supported by a horse. On the lid of the box is a cross symbolizing the country of Mali. Maybe the box was used to hold votive jewellery or the votive rings used in ceremonies and in shamanistic ceremonies. The use of the horse motive symbolizes wealth.

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Equestrian Statue from Mali

This simplified statue is made of iron. It comes from Dogon country the raised hand would indicate the veneration of an ancestor. There is a great variety of artistic styles in Mali. It is precisely this variety that makes collecting them so interesting. Although simple, this statue has great charm. The warrior sits in a

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