September 19th, 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 19th, 2014 International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 21st, 2014 International Day of Peace September 22nd, 2014 Emancipation Day September 22nd, 2014 Autumnal equinox September 25th, 2014 Rosh Hashana September 25th, 2014 World Maritime Day September 27th, 2014 World Tourism Day September 28th, 2014 World Rabies Day September 28th, 2014 Gold Star Mother's Day September 28th, 2014 World Heart Day October 1st, 2014 International Day of Older Persons October 2nd, 2014 International Day of Non-Violence October 4th, 2014 Feast of St Francis of Assisi October 4th, 2014 Yom Kippur October 5th, 2014 Eid-al-Adha October 5th, 2014 World Teachers' Day October 6th, 2014 Child Health Day October 6th, 2014 World Habitat Day October 8th, 2014 World Day for Natural Disaster Reduction October 9th, 2014 World Post Day October 9th, 2014 Leif Erikson Day October 9th, 2014 World Sight Day October 9th, 2014 First day of Sukkot October 10th, 2014 World Mental Health Day October 11th, 2014 International Day of the Girl Child October 13th, 2014 Indigenous People's Day October 13th, 2014 Columbus Day October 13th, 2014 Native Americans' Day October 15th, 2014 International Day of Rural Women October 15th, 2014 Last day of Sukkot October 15th, 2014 White Cane Safety Day October 16th, 2014 World Food Day October 16th, 2014 Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah October 16th, 2014 Boss's Day October 17th, 2014 World Day for Poverty Eradication October 17th, 2014 'Alaska Day' observed October 18th, 2014 Alaska Day
showing horses and riders depict the prestige and power surrounding an animal
that has been associated with these qualities since it was introduced into West Africa more than a thousand years ago.
In dogon society, horses were generally considered a luxury
reserved for rich or powerful people. Horses occur in dogon beliefs about the
creation of the world and the horse and rider figures are seen as a symbol of a
mythological personage: the seventh Nommo. According to dogon history the
Nommo, of which there are eight, are the forefathers of the entire dogon race.
After the sacrifice of the fifth Nommo and the scattering of his dismembered
body across the earth, the seventh Nommo descended from the heavens. This was
the blacksmith, who brought to earth the ancestors of human beings, animals,
grains and technology. Upon landing the rider, the seventh Nommo disembarked
from the ark on horseback. It is believed that the horse was the very first
animal to inhabitate the earth. Hence the horse motif is found throughout dogon
D’AFRIQUE D’HIER ET D’AUJOURD’HUI
arts from yesterday and today)
Unless otherwise stated, I have personally collected
each object I sell on right on the spot, eitherin Mali or Burkina Faso. They are unique works
that I have chosen for their beauty, originality andauthenticity.
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact me. I can
in particular send you more photos.
Britain: about 18 GPB
Other countries : please contact me.
This item has been shown 0 times.
Ancient Dogon Horse Rider In Wood – Equestrian Figure – African, Tribal Art: $104