Dogon Bronze Stargazer Statue with Base 20.25″ – Mali – African Tribal Art

Original price was: $150.00.Current price is: $75.00.


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This Dogon statue is known as a stargazer figure. Stargazer figures are identified by the elongated shape of the body. They are typically looking upwards (towards the stars) but sometimes are portrayed in other positions. This bronze figure measures 19 inches tall and 20.25 inches on its custom base and weighs 2 pounds. There is corrosion, imperfections and wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin





Copper Alloy

Approximate Age


Height (Inches)

19" statue | 20.25" on base

Width (Inches)


Depth (Inches)


Weight (Pounds)

2 lbs

Overall Condition

Corrosion and oxidation. Wear and tear.

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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