Dogon pendant (Front view)
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Item : Dogon pendant, Picture : Front view (approx. 32 Kbytes)


This Dogon pendant is representing a solar symbol and its radiance. Worn with a leather link, it was the privilege of the ginna chief (house of the lineage), and sometimes by certain aged persons. The pendant enclosed the spiritual and protective strength of the lineage, it is not just an ornament, but reveals the cultural identity.
17th / 19th century.

Object #2916

Origin :

Mali (Bandiagara cliffs area)

Type :

Jewellery and materials

Ethnic group :

Dogon

Material :

Patinated bronze, made using the process of lost wax

Size :

H = 2.8 inches

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