Ponticello - Bronzo africano - Dogon - Mali

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Ponticello - Bronzo africano - Dogon - Mali
Seconda metà XX secolo - Buone condizioni

This piece is unique because the bronze was cast following the ancient cire perdue (lost wax) technique. Wonderful ancient patina.
Height = 32.5 cm; length = 31 cm; width = 7 cm; weight = 1.91 kilograms.
Shipment via express parcel with track & trace (Colissimo Expert).

Among the Dogon, the horse is strongly present in the Dogon mythology and cosmology. The god creator Amma has created “a living germ”, the basis of the world, by using 4 elements. Four couples of twins, ancestors of men, that is, the eight Nommo, were then created. After a period of great chaos inflicted by Ogo, one of the twins, Amma sacrificed the second one and then raised him from the dead by giving him a human form. The resurrected Nommo went down to Earth using an arch which metamorphosed into a horse.
The horse is associated to the Hogon, the religious chief. The Hogon is represented on a horse on rings, or in wooden sculptures of riders, or in bronzes, cast following the cire perdue (lost wax) method.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Ponticello
Etnia/cultura
Dogon
Regione / Paese
Mali
Materiale
Bronzo africano
Periodo
Seconda metà XX secolo
Condizioni
Buone condizioni
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
32.5×7×31 cm
Peso
1.91 kg
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