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Small Dogon African Door 26″ – Mali

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This door was hand-carved by the Dogon people of Mali. The door panel features beautiful human like carvings and geometric designs throughout. It stands 26 inches tall by 18 inches wide and weighs 8.5 pounds. There are some imperfections including scrapes, scuffs and some chipping near the locking mechanism. Please inspect photos. Stand is not included.

Type of Object

Door

Country of Origin

Mali

Ethnicity

Dogon

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

26"

Width (Inches)

18"

Depth (Inches)

1"

Weight (Pounds)

8.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

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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