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Dogon Horse Rider In Bronze – Figure – Statue – African, Ethnic, Tribal Art For Sale
Height = 21cm; length = 16cm; weight = 554g.
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
stated, I have personally collected each object I sell on right on the
spot, eitherin Mali or
They are unique works that I have chosen for their beauty, originality
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact me. I
can in particular send you more photos.