Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : African & Tribal Art : Masterpieces of African Art : Dogon Bronze Figure of a Captive
Click to view original image.
Dogon Bronze Figure of a Captive - PF.4881
Origin: Southeastern Mali/Burkina Faso
Circa: 1500 AD to 1800 AD
Dimensions: 8" (20.3cm) high
Collection: African
Style: Dogon
Medium: Bronze

£8,000.00
Location: UAE
Purchase
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Description
For centuries miniature bronze sculptures have been made by blacksmiths for use by individuals as protective charms and commemorative devices. Though they take different forms influenced by various peoples who journeyed through the Dogon region, at some point a distinctive style emerged, beautifully expressed in this extraordinary figure. Squared shoulders, tapered extremities and stylized facial features are typical of Dogon sculpture in wood or bronze. The angularity the face, with its sharp chin balanced by the conical head ornament and trapezoidal ears, creates a surreal quality without sacrificing the very real human character. Bulging eyes and puckered mouth express fear of the captive, whose hands and feet are bound with twine. The leanness of his torso and limbs is a highly effective artistic style, and also expressive of a prisoner's physical condition. Perhaps a warrior once wore this figure as a symbol of his prowess in battle. Today, this it appears absolutely modern; estraordinarily expressive, powerful and larger than life. - (PF.4881)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2022 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting