Skip to product information
1 of 11

Ethnika.antiques

# 238 Dogon Bronze Ancestor Riding a crocodile , Mali.18.5 " W

# 238 Dogon Bronze Ancestor Riding a crocodile , Mali.18.5 " W

Regular price $399.00 USD
Regular price $450.00 USD Sale price $399.00 USD
Sale Sold out

Ethnic Lg African Dogon  Bronze figure riding a Crocodile   Mali 

 measures approx : 18.5ʺW × 4.75ʺD × 5.75ʺH

Bronze sculpture of a crocodile with a DOGON ancestor on top of it, made following the "lost wax" method.
The DOGON tribe has a lot of respect for nature, including the crocodile which serves as totem for them. They give the animal a mystical, sacred meaning.
They feed the crocodiles during periods of drought The Shaman asks the crocodile for its blessing and to bring along rain. The DOGON tribe has lived in harmony with this powerful animal for years. They use ancestors to protect their family and home.

View full details