This piece is unique because the bronze was cast following the antique cire perdue (lost wax) process. Wonderful ancient patina, the subjects are precisely detailed and finely crafted.
Please note that the rider can be removed from the mount.
Weight: 10 kilograms once packed, which explains the shipment costs.
Among the Dogon, the horse is very present in the mythology and cosmology. The god creator Amma has created “a living germ”, the basis of the world, using 4 elements. Four couples of twins, ancestors of men, that is, the eight Nommo, were then created. After a period of great chaos inflicted by Ogo, one of the twins, Amma sacrificed the second one and then raised him from the dead by giving him a human form. The resurrected Nommo went down to Earth using an arch which metamorphosed into a horse.
The horse is associated to the Hogon, the religious leader. The Hogon is represented by a horse on rings, or in wooden sculptures of riders, or in bronzes, cast following the cire perdue (lost wax) method.
- 稀有，是因為其大型雕塑像是Dogon Rider 39厘米
- 32×14×39 cm
- 8 kg