Bronze Equestrian Figure (Horse and Rider) - Djenne, Mali - Sold
Bronze Equestrian Figure (Horse and Rider) - Djenne, Mali - Sold
Bronze Equestrian Figure (Horse and Rider) - Djenne, Mali - Sold 1

Bronze Equestrian Figure (Horse and Rider) - Djenne, Mali - Sold

We collected this bronze horse and rider in the town of Djenne in Mali in 1996, and have had it in our personal collection until now.
Ancient excavated bronze from one of the oldest cities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dogon figures showing horses and riders depict the prestige and power surrounding an animal that has been associated with these qualities since it was introduced into West Africa more than a thousand years ago. Horses were generally considered a luxury reserved for rich or powerful people. Horses occur in Dogon beliefs about the creation of the world and the horse and rider figures are seen as a symbol of a mythological personage.

Height: 2 1/4" x Width: 5/8" x Length: 1 7/8"

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