A cubistic Dogon hard wood male figure from a Dutch collection.
Collected in situ before 1964
Provenance: Herman Haan an architect who visited the Bandiagara, Mali quite early . He was born 1914, Amsterdam
H= 50 cm, 54 cm on the custom made wood stand.
In Mali Herman Haan documented the life and artefacts of the Dogon people and he was leader/initiator of an expedition that discovered the remains of the forefathers of the Dogon: the Tellem people. In fact, he had traveled to Africa on a yearly basis (mainly in and around the Sahara) since he was a young boy, and one could say that he lived two full lives; one of an adventurer/explorer/archaeologist and another life as an architect in the Netherlands. He was a sort of an architect Indiana Jones.
BW image : Herman Haan among the Dogon, and a newpaper clip from 1964
- Indigenous object name
- Provenance Herman Haan
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Mid 19th century
- Sold with stand
- 50×8×9 cm