Unique piece made according to the ancient process of lost wax. Wonderful ancient patina.
Height = 23 cm; length = 20 cm; width = 3.5 cm; weight = 808 g Shipment via express parcel with track & trace (Colissimo Expert).
Among the Dogon, the horse is very present in the Dogon mythology and cosmology. The god creator Amma has created “a living germ”, the basis of the world, using 4 elements. Four couples of twins, ancestors of men, that is, the eight Nommo, were then created. After a period of great chaos inflicted by Ogo, one of the twins, Amma sacrificed the second one and then raised him from the dead by giving him a human form. The resurrected Nommo went down to Earth using an arch which metamorphosed into a horse.
The horse is associated to the Hogon, the religious chief. The Hogon is represented on horseback on rings, or in wooden sculptures of horsemen, or in lost wax bronzes.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- African bronze
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 23×3.5×20 cm
- 808 g