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Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali
Dogon Female African Statue from Mali

Dogon Female African Statue from Mali – 28.5″

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Dogon Female African Statue from Mali – 28.5″

A great example of a hand carved Dogon female African Statue from Mali. Dogon people are known for their geometric style of the human body. This piece has exaggerated features shown in the face, breasts and stomach. She is alert, but sitting, and has beautiful beaded embellishments around her waist and neck. The exterior finish is slightly patchy and rough and gives her character.

Dogon Art

Mostly wooden sculpture, Dogon people are well known for their art forms and art to them represents ideals, freedoms and religion. The Dogon female African statues are one of many art forms seen throughout Dogon culture.

Dogon History

Dogon people are believed to have originated in ancient Egypt while settling along the sandstone cliffs by the Bandiagara Escarpment probably during the 15th or 16th century.  It is thought that they ended up here while trying to escape Islamization. With bluffs reaching over 1600 feet high and 90 miles long, and the cliffs littered with hundreds of caves, it would have been the perfect place to hide from enemies.

Dogon Legend

Dogon people 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 to provide 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 people did had 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. The Dogon people 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.

You can learn more about the Dogon people by visiting our Dogon tribe page here.

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Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Mali

Ethnicity

Dogon

Material

Wood, Pigment, Beads

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

28.5"

Width (Inches)

5.5"

Depth (Inches)

6.5"

Weight (Pounds)

6lbs

Overall Condition

Cracks on the left side of the head.

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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