Dogon

Dogon Art: Ancestors and Cosmogony

The Dogon are located in Mali, in the bend of the Niger. They succeeded the Tellem from the 15th century. They are found more specifically on a plateau bordered by the Bandiagara cliff, two hundred kilometers long and overlooking a plain.

Their artistic corpus, very rich and complex, is centered on the worship of ancestors and the world of spirits. There are many statues of different stylistic currents, sometimes impressive festive masks (kanaga, sirigé, etc.), but also attic doors, toguna pillars. The Dogon bronze objects are also well known.

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