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.