DOGON COUPLES ARCHIVES, MALI

Despite their appearance these Dogon couples were probably made to be sold.

The Dogon couples below have all been sold. They are left here for reference purposes.

For UNSOLD Dogon couples, RETURN TO DOGON COUPLES PAGE


 

Dogon
Couple 1
SOLD

 

Dogon
Couple 2
SOLD

 

Dogon
Couple 3
SOLD

 

Dogon
Couple 5
SOLD


Dogon
Couple 7
SOLD

Dogon
Couple 10
SOLD
 

 Dogon
Couple 14
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

DOGON, COUPLES, Mali

Usually representing spirits, ancestors or the primordial couple, these figures were placed in shrines and treated with great respect. Through a wide range of style, scale, belief and function the couples depicted share a timeless, serene equality necessary to the continuity of their societies. Traditionally, most of the couples are two freestanding figures, conceived as a unit, and posed frontally, symmetrically, in formal postures and of equal size.

Sculpted as stools and headrests, the male and female figures serve as symbolic supports, or as handles when worked into the design of bowls. Couples also appear as decorative elements on African doors.

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