Photographs © Tim Hamill
DOGON, IRON FIGURE 17, 13.5" SOLD
DOGON, IRON FIGURE 18, 12.25", $200, SOLD
DOGON, IRON FIGURE 19, 12.25", SOLD
These forged iron figures 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.
These three figures, with their Giocometti-like presence, stand on their own but would benefit from bases.
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