A tall Dogon wood ladder,
Lot 316W
A tall Dogon wood ladder;
Sold for £480 (US$ 752) inc. premium

Lot Details
A tall Dogon wood ladder;
of typical 'Y'-shaped form with nine steps; on fixed metal stand, Mali/West Africa; 69 inches [175 cms] high (Previously retailed at: £1,100)

Footnotes

  • A thought-provoking and curious history of The Dogon People is told in Robert K.G. Temple's book 'The Sirius Mystery'. The author introduces the Dogon as a culture for whom the totally invisible star of Sirius B, forms a significant cycle in the history and life of the people. Temple very much supports the view that it is definitely Sirius B [rather than the bright star, Sirius] that has attracted the Dogon's attention, posing the question as to how this knowledge was gained and maintained.
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