The Dogon made ritual vessels to hold the food consumed during their burial ceremonies. The petite scale, and simple human figure mark this as the vessel used for a villager. Due to tribal hierarchy, vessels for the common man have become increasingly difficult to find. The legs, basin, and lid were all handcrafted, giving this vessel a uniquely organic sculptural form.
Vessels such as the offered lot were used to hold food consumed during the investment rituals of Dogon religious and political leaders known as hogon.
In the collection for 25 years.
- Grupa etniczna/ kultura
- Region/ country
- 1st half 20th century
- W przeciętnym stanie, używany, z widocznymi śladami zużycia
- Sprzedawany ze stojakiem
- 48×14×14 cm