Dogon-2 - The Dogon, Republic of Mali, West Africa *Dogon,...

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***Dogon, Djennenke style, Republic of Mali, wooden figures. Figures in this style have been carbon-dated to the 11 th to 15 th centuries A.D., the same dates as those of the Jenne culture. They share the style of the Jenne terracottas.
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***Dogon, Djennenke style, Republic of Mali, wooden figures. Figures in this style have been carbon-dated to the 11 th to 15 th centuries A.D., the same dates as those of the Jenne culture. They share the style of the Jenne terracottas. Dogon art is unusual in combining totally abstract forms (in this sculpture everything below the face) and representational forms (the face and arm) in the same sculptures. Very few art traditions in the world do this. One of the others is that if Ile-Ife in southwestern Nigeria.
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***Dogon, N’Duleri style, Republic of Mali, wooden figure. This style portrays tall, slim people with elegant hairstyles. Has documented that figures of women are used as offerings given by specific women to particular spirits as part of a
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