March 30th, 2015 Seward's Day March 31st, 2015 César Chávez Day April 2nd, 2015 Pascua Florida Day April 2nd, 2015 World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd, 2015 Maundy Thursday April 3rd, 2015 Good Friday April 4th, 2015 First day of Passover April 4th, 2015 United Nations' Mine Awareness Day April 4th, 2015 Holy Saturday April 5th, 2015 Easter Sunday April 6th, 2015 Easter Monday April 7th, 2015 Day to Remember Rwanda Genocide Victims April 7th, 2015 United Nations' World Health Day April 10th, 2015 Orthodox Good Friday April 11th, 2015 Orthodox Holy Saturday April 11th, 2015 Last day of Passover April 12th, 2015 International Day of Human Space Flight April 12th, 2015 Orthodox Easter April 13th, 2015 Orthodox Easter Monday April 15th, 2015 Father Damien Day April 15th, 2015 Tax Day April 16th, 2015 Yom HaShoah April 16th, 2015 Emancipation Day April 20th, 2015 Patriot's Day April 21st, 2015 San Jacinto Day April 22nd, 2015 Administrative Professionals Day April 22nd, 2015 Earth Day April 22nd, 2015 Oklahoma Day April 23rd, 2015 Yom HaAtzmaut April 23rd, 2015 World Book and Copyright Day April 24th, 2015 Arbor Day April 25th, 2015 World Malaria Day April 26th, 2015 World Intellectual Property Day April 27th, 2015 Confederate Memorial Day April 28th, 2015 World Day for Safety and Health at Work April 29th, 2015 Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims May 1st, 2015 Loyalty Day May 1st, 2015 Law Day
Rare Lrg Antique African Dogon Carved Wood Statue Of Kneeling Figure Mali 19th C For Sale
GJPaw salesis pleased to bring to a RARE OFFERING of African Art & Cultural Artifacts from the estate of a well-known Chicago collector.
salesis very pleased to offer a Carved Wood Dogon Statue. The statue is carved of a classic form depicting an ancestor figure in a kneeling position with hands over the eyes. The Dogon are a very interesting African tribe that has garnered much interest as of recent with their worship of the Sirius star grouping. They believe that their ancestral spirits, Nommo, came from this corner of the Universe, and they have produced bronze astrological models showing stars that were not visible before the invention of advanced scientific equipment in the mid-20th century. The Dogon also talk about how the Nommo, these amphibian-like deities, arrived from the sky in fantastical sky ships.
The statue measures 18.5 inches (47 cm). The statue is covered with a thick, greasy patina from being covered with sacrificial porridge and libations over many years of worship. Overall, the piece is of spectacular quality and integrity with only a few tight, stable age cracks. It is very rare to see statues of this age and caliber, as the Dogon tribe is very remotely located along the Bandiagarra Escarpment in Mali and such statues were never meant to be seen by the public. We are very happy, thanks to the consignment of a local collector, to be offering this rare example on with and a low starting offer. Similar examples regularly sell at major sales in Paris and New York for thousands of dollars. A very similar example to this one sold at Loudmer's sale House in Paris in 1977. This piece was originally collected in country and was the property of a famous dealer named Moussa Diane, who was active in the early trade of Dogon objects. It was then found in Europe before it was acquired and brought to Chicago.
sales has been in theArt business for over 25 years and is now
expanding its operation to . Our goal is to bring the same
experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering to our
walk-in customers for decades to collectors across the Globe. Every
object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention
to detail, quality, and significance.
Follow us on facebook & twitter !
This item has been shown 0 times.
Rare Lrg Antique African Dogon Carved Wood Statue Of Kneeling Figure Mali 19th C: $154