A DOGON HORSE AND RIDER FIGURE
Provenance: Michel Koenig, Belgium
Dogon figures showing horses and riders depict the prestige and power surrounding an animal that has been associated with these qualities since it was introduced into West Africa more than a thousand years ago.
In Dogon society, horses were generally considered a luxury reserved for rich or powerful people. Horses occur in Dogon beliefs about the creation of the world and the horse and rider figures are seen as a symbol of a mythological personage.
Dogon, Mali, Africa
Wood, 11 x 6 cm
Price: € 750,-