Group: Dogon of Mali - West Africa,
carved as a Walu, or antelope,
for use in
the Walu funerary ceremonies.
Deep set eyes in channels remind us of Dogon
architecture. Speckled and pink
paint decorates the face, ears and sides.
legend is fascinating
of itself and commemorates both
the passing Dogon
but also an ancient story of the Walu's attempts to protect
to be rabbit ears are actually intended to represent the upright horns
of the Walu (antelope).
Size: 16.5" tall x 7" wide
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