Dogon bangles, two simple and plain but treasures in their own right.
Approx Age: Mid 20th Century
Dimensions cm: 8 (diameter) – 9 (diameter)
Ref. Number: 1363
Dogon bangles, a pair of simple but treasures in Dogon jewellery. Two metal/bronze bangles made and worn by the Dogon. Circular with diameters of 8cm and 9cm. One bangle is made from bronze, the other a metal of unknown composite. Only one bangle has any decoration present and that is very minimal, two shaped ends where the circle joins with two lined rings either side. A green oxidization is present throughout both bangles. Both these bangles are quite heavy.
Provenance: Ex Lampevelden Collection, collected 1970’s
Among the Dogon, jewellery often serves as much more than just personal adornment. For example, bracelets, rings and necklaces might signify that the owner/wearer is linked to ancestors or perhaps spiritual leaders. Jewellery most certainly identifies the wearer as a priest, Hogon or caretaker of a particular alter within the village. Indeed it is very usual to see, especially
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