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Medicine container – Wood – Dogon – Mali


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Detailed wooden medicine container from the Dogon people of Mali. This sculpture was designed to preserve active medicinal preparations, prepared from the advice of the elders who had been introduced to the sciens of trees or “jiridon“. With 3 feet and two figures at the top, the ensemble also evokes the Nommos, geniuses associated with the creation of the world and capable of bringing health and longevity. Dark brown oiled wood. Good condition with a nice aged patina.

Object: Medicine container

Ethnic group/ culture: Dogon

Region/ country: Mali

Material: Wood
Period: Second half 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 48×9×6 cm
Weight: 1000 g


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