DOGON HELMET 14, Mali

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DOGON, Helmet 14 (Bronze Crown 23) 7,75" height x 7.5" wide, $600, SOLD

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 crown-like helmet is cast in bronze. It is darker than these photos indicate.

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