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Dogon Antelope Plank Mask, Figure, Mali, African Tribal Creations, Art Door Dogo For Sale
AnAfrican Tribal Creations gallery sale!!!
This sale is for a lovely Dogon Antelope plank mask from Mali. The Dogon are a people numbering near the 400,000 mark in the Mali and Burkina Faso region. Well known for their intricately carved doors, they settled the region of their inhabitance after fleeing persecution of their indigenous religious beliefs from the invading Muslims population to the north. Because of their resulting isolation, they have preserved many of their traditional art production methods, and are masters of producing artistic functional objects. Their art is highly versatile, and exhibits themes from their lifestyle, surroundings, and their cultural mythology. They produce a wide variety of masks and figures in addition to their famous doors, and their art has become quite popular amongst collectors. Though there are more than eighty styles of Dogon mask, they are generally all characterized by a simplistic rendering of the human or animal form in a reductionist, almost cubist method. This plank mask, featuring an effigy of the antelope at the base of its superstructure, follows that motif, with geometric facial features and pigmented embellishments. The antelope is a culturally important animal in the region, and is particularly notable in the art of the neighboring Bambara people, a likely source of influence for this and similar pieces. Around its perimeter is a series of raised ridges, which are also present down the 'nose' creating a central facial ridge on both the mask face and the uppermost superstructure face. The mask is nicely pigmented on its frontal service, and exhibits familiar signs of aging. It is a lovely and unusual mask style that will nicely compliment a West African are 26.5" tall x 5" x 2.5". It weighs in at one pound.MEDIUM: Wood, sell at African Tribal Creations is made in China, Taiwan, Thailand, or wherever. All items are 100% guaranteedAFRICAN ART, made in Africa BY the indigenous peoples of Africa. We have 100% positive response for a reason. Not quite the piece you're looking for?Check us out atthe African Tribal Creations galleryfor much more 100% genuine African art! Photographs are copyright of African Tribal Creations, and should not be used without permission. Thanks for understanding!Payment is expected within 3 days of sale close. Unless other arrangements are made, negative response will be assessed in the event of non payment. This is a beautiful piece of art! It would be a great compliment to any decor, or private collection! PayPal is the only accepted payment method unless other arrangements are made. Thank you! Ships insured, and with delivery confirmation so you can track your purchase to your door! Please be advised that in the event of a broken piece, USPS will require you to surrender the piece to obtain a full refund. Shipping price is for the Continental US only. If you are offerding from Alaska or Hawaii, please contact us about shipping rates, or they will be applied to your invoice. Let us know if you're interested in combined shipping! Thanks! We will ship internationally, but please contact for a shipping quote. We cannot be held responsible for customs hold ups! We will do our best, but at the end of the day, we can't offer an absolute international guarantee. Thanks for understanding!
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Dogon Antelope Plank Mask, Figure, Mali, African Tribal Creations, Art Door Dogo: $54