Figure - Wood - Provenance Herman Haan - Dogon - Mali

Description
Figure - Wood - Provenance Herman Haan - Dogon - Mali
Mid 19th century - Excellent

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

Lot details
Object
Figure
Indigenous object name
Provenance Herman Haan
Ethnic group/ culture
Dogon
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 19th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
50×8×9 cm
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