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July 31, 2016 : SALE CLOSED
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Dogon art, which has been one of the most studied of all African tribes; as part of their practice of ancestor commemoration and religious belief, the Dogon have historically applied libations and blessings to figures in the context of a cave or a shrine setting. The veneration of the figure has been thought to lead to health, fertility of land and humans, and protection. This figure has undergone extensive application of organic materials and libations, creating a patina that is heavily encrustated and hardened over time. The application of libations is thought to serve as an important part of this ancestor veneration. The abstractness of the figure is typically Dogon, naturalistic to a point, with a disc atop the head that is thought by scholars to have some connection to the "otherworld".
|Lot ID: 72|
|Low Estimate: $4,500|
|High Estimate: $7,000|
|Next Bid: $2,500|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood, encrustation from shrine applications, oils|
|Dimensions: 11.75'' (29.84 cm) height x 2'' (5.08 cm) width|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Mali|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Statue|
|Dogon Statuary, Hélène Leloup William Rubin, Richard Serra, and Georg Baselitz, Daniele Amez Publishing, Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, Tribal Arts of Africa; Laude, African Art of the Dogon; Phillips, Africa: The Art of a Continent; Herzog, African Masks, Visona, A History of Art in Africa; Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa|
|Provenance: Ex. Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels (original certificate of authenticity and ownership included with purchase), Exhibition History: Vetted as authentic by a committee of tribal art experts and exhibited at BRUNEAF, Brussels, June 2013|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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