A Dogon Door
Since the Dogon language is oral, the Dogon record their history in wood carvings. Many of these carvings are done on doors (and in smaller version, on window shutters). Such doors have become favored artifacts and are sought worldwide by collectors. The door in this photo is a common motif dealing with Dogon Cosmology and the Dogon migration that took place during the 12th to 15th centuries from ancestral lands to their current location on the Bandiagara Escarpment. The story is as follows…
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African Cosmos: Stellar Arts / Celestial guidance || National Museum of African Art
Africa | Royal stool from the Asante people of Ghana | Wood, silver repoussé | ca. 1860 | Among Ghana's Akan peoples, including the Asante, the stool symbolizes royal authority and is a personal object connected to the soul of its owner. This stool, believed to have belonged to the Asante king Kofi Kakari (18371884), was confiscated from his palace by British colonial authorities in 1873.
L'art angolais s'expose à Paris - L'Arbre aux 100.000 Rêves
L’exposition « Angola, figures du pouvoir » s’est ouverte hier au musée Dapper, à Paris. Réunissant près de 140 oeuvres majeures, cette exposition est la plus riche jamais organisée en France sur les arts des peuples angolais. Les masques, les statuettes, les ...Lire la suite...