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Pirogue – Bronze – Dogon – Mali


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Superb African Dogon  Bronze pirogue / Crocodile Boat with figures from Mali.  Oxidized patina, Dogon castings were all made by the lost-wax technique, which produces one-of-a-kind pieces.
n This sculpture reflects the artistry, power, and authority of the Dogon blacksmith, as it was he who also carved the well-known wooden sculptures used by the Dogon.
Iron sculpture special meaning for the Dogon for they blend symbol and a powerful aesthetic in a very abstract image.
Provenance: Manfred Schäfer, former gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.
Object Pirogue
Ethnic group: Dogon
Country: Mali
Material: Bronze
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 45x12x6 cm
Weight: 1000 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear




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