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Dogon Horseman Equestrian Figure, Mali, African Tribal Creations, Art Horse Door For Sale
AnAfrican Tribal Creations gallery sale!!!
This sale is for a lovely Dogon granary door from Mali. The Dogon are a people numbering near the 400,000 mark in the Mali and Burkina Faso region. Well known for their intricately carved doors, they settled the region of their inhabitance after fleeing persecution of their indigenous religious beliefs from the invading Muslims population to the north. Because of their resulting isolation, they have preserved many of their traditional art production methods, and are masters of producing artistic functional objects. Their art is highly versatile, and exhibits themes from their lifestyle, surroundings, and their cultural mythology. They produce a wide variety of masks and figures in addition to their famous doors, and their art has become quite popular amongst collectors.Historically, according to Dogon mythology, the horse was the first animal to exist on the Earth, which gave birth to their sporadic artistic theme of figures on horseback. In actuality, the horse was introduced to these regions of Africa over a thousand years ago. These 'horseman' figures come in many sizes, but generally always feature the simplified human form that is characteristic of Dogon art. Considered an epitome of prestige and power, the horse was considered a luxury reserved only for the rich or powerful. This figure is in excellent condition, with a nice dark brown patina, encrusted in a number of areas. It displays all of the normal hallmarks of age, including minor rubs, scratches, etc. associated with regular handling and exposure. The piece does not appear to have undergone any breaks or repairs. A very nice piece ready to be added to your collection.Dimensions are 25" tall x 3.5" x 11". It weighs in at just under five pounds.MEDIUM: sell at African Tribal Creations is made in China, Taiwan, Thailand, or wherever. All items are 100% guaranteedAFRICAN ART, made in Africa BY the indigenous peoples of Africa. We have 100% positive response for a reason. Not quite the piece you're looking for?Check us out atthe African Tribal Creations galleryfor much more 100% genuine African art! Photographs are copyright of African Tribal Creations, and should not be used without permission. Thanks for understanding!Payment is expected within 3 days of sale close. Unless other arrangements are made, negative response will be assessed in the event of non payment. This is a beautiful piece of art! It would be a great compliment to any decor, or private collection! PayPal is the only accepted payment method unless other arrangements are made. Thank you! Ships insured, and with delivery confirmation so you can track your purchase to your door! Please be advised that in the event of a broken piece, USPS will require you to surrender the piece to obtain a full refund. Shipping price is for the Continental US only. If you are offerding from Alaska or Hawaii, please contact us about shipping rates, or they will be applied to your invoice. Let us know if you're interested in combined shipping! Thanks! We will ship internationally, but please contact for a shipping quote. We cannot be held responsible for customs hold ups! We will do our best, but at the end of the day, we can't offer an absolute international guarantee. Thanks for understanding!On Jan-31-13 at 20:27:09 PST, seller added the following information:Please accept our apologies for the first paragraph, it was intended as an introduction to the Dogon people, but was kept from our sale template for Dogon Doors. This sale is for the horseman figure only, and not for a Dogon door. We apologize for any confusion! Thanks! -ATC Team