DOGON HELMETS, MALI

 

DOGON
Helmet 12
5" high x 8" wide
$400

 

DOGON
Helmet 13
8" high x
11" wide
$800



The helmet below has been sold and is left here for educational and research purposes


DOGON
Helmet 14
SOLD
 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DOGON, Helmets, Mali

All of these were probably made to be sold.

Helmet 12 is forged iron.

Helmet 13 is cast bronze, a copper alloy.

Helmet 14 is cast bronze, a copper alloy and forged iron.

These forged iron masks, figures, lamps and other objects exhibit the technical skill and artistry that Dogon blacksmiths brought to their work. They would do the smelting to get the iron from iron ore, then heat and hammer out both the tools and weapons used and the important ritual objects.

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