This statue was carved in the style of the Dogon people of Mali. The statue features a female figure with a bowl on her head. The piece has been coated with libations (organic matter), creating an encrusted patina. It measures 28 inches tall and weighs 10.5 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.
Female Dogon Statue w Encrusted Patina 28″ – Mali – African Art
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Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.
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.