DOGON HORSEMEN, MALI

Despite their appearance, these horsemen were probably made to be sold.


 

DOGON
Horseman 15
45" high
$1200

 DOGON
Horseman 16

51" high
$3000


 

DOGON
Horseman 1
36.5" high
$800

 DOGON
Horseman 9

23.75" high
$400


 

DOGON
Metal Hairpins

DOGON
Metal Riders


 

DOGON
Object 21 (Toy camel?)

48" long
$1500


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

DOGON, HORSEMEN, Mali

These carved wooden equestrian figures express status, prestige and power. They would bring honor to the ancestors, the current leadership and the owner of the sculpture. Although rare, horsemen as icons have existed for 1000 years in Mali. Some would depict a hogon, the supreme officeholder, a semi-divine leader of great wisdom, or even a mythological emissary from a distant land. Many would be depicted as warriors, however horseman 9 relates more to the old Tellem figures, seemingly praying to the heavens.


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