Colorful Dogon African Mask 24.5″ with Stand – Mali – Tribal Art


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This is a gorgeous hand carved Dogon African mask from Mali. It features a distressed exterior with a variety of pigments. The crest appears to have a zoomorphic bird like figure. This piece stands 19.5 inches tall and 24.5 inches on its custom stand and weighs 5.5 pounds.

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Type of Object

Face Mask and stand

Country of Origin





Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age


Width (Inches)


Depth (Inches)


Weight (Pounds)

2.5 lbs mask | 5.5 lbs on stand

Overall Condition

Chips, cracking and wood deterioration – see photos

Height Range

12 to 24 Inches (31-60cm)

Tribe Information

About the Dogon People

The Dogon have become popularized for their ancient tales on human origins and extraterrestrial contact. According to legend, a race of beings called Nommo, came from the star system Sirius, thousands of years ago. The beings are said to have come to Earth and provided humans with knowledge.  They gave the Dogon information about their solar system as well as our own. These same creatures also appear in Babylonian and Sumerian myths.

Oddly, the Dogon did have knowledge for centuries that were, until Galileo and his telescope, unknown to the Western world. They identified Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings and knew that the Sun was the center of our solar system. They have stories about the big bang and other astronomical events. They had awareness about an invisible companion star orbiting Sirius that was unidentified until 1970. It baffles scientists to this day that an ancient race had knowledge of solar systems that cannot be seen without the help of high-powered telescopes.

Read more about the Dogon here.


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