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Ritual staff, probably Dogon 07.01.705

Making a gignity stzaff for the chief was a tough job for a blacksmith. Staffs reprensent the chiefs autority. The Dogon made staffs with small bells attached to it. The bells had to wake up the spirits and make them listen to the prayers adressed to them. All staffs are connected with Nommo the Creator of the first Hogon, the blacksmith. the iron staffs were mostly place nearby the grave of the ancestor-founder of the village. (Eerhardt p. 100 - 105)

  • Ref.:07.01.705
  • Size:Height: 680 mm
  • Weight:220 gr

Category

  • The area of Guinea 07.01Other African Ritual Objects 19.04West-, Central- & North Africa 29.01
  • AFRICAN TRIBAL CURRENCIES 07AFRICAN TRIBAL ART 19REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • West and Central Africa
  • MALI
  • Dogon

Quality

  • High aesthetic valueCollectible (fine or rare example of an object)Excellent overall condition

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