Massive Old Dogon Togu Na Post 96″ on base – Mali – African Art

$4,250.00 $2,125.00


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This is a massive old Dogon Togu Na support post from Mali. This piece is forked at the top and has breasts carved into the body of the post. This item stands 94 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, and comes mounted to a custom metal base that increases the height to 96 inches.

Type of Object

Post or staff

Country of Origin





Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age


Height (Inches)

94" Post, 96" w/ Base

Width (Inches)

21" Post, 16" Base

Depth (Inches)

9" Post, 16" Base

Weight (Pounds)

180 lbs w/ Base

Overall Condition

Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.


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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.