Dogon Trough, N'duleri Style, Bandiagara Plateau, Mopti Region, Mali
length 12in (30.5cm)
the trough with two wells and an abstract antelope head, the sides decorated with geometric designs; fine encrusted varied brown patina.
Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels
Published and Exhibited:
Dogon Sculpture: Symbols of a Mythical Universe, Jan. 15-Mar. 24, 1997, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookeville, New York, reproduced pg. 41, fig. 51, curated by Gilbert Graham.
It is suspected that the wells may have contained "food" for the spirits or this is a special piece used for snorting.