DOGON HELMET 13, Mali

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

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

In traditional Africa, helmets were used not only as protection, but also to show status or rank. They can be carved from wood, cast in bronze or woven and embellished with horns, symbolic forms, cloth, cowries, metal strips and beads. This heavy helmet is cast in bronze.

Despite its appearance and patina, we believe this helmet was probably made to be sold.

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