|Periode||1800 t/m 1899|
|Afmetingen||14 cm x 10 cm x 11 cm (h x b x d)|
Old Terracotta Djenne statue - Mali.
This superb and highly characteristic statue measures 14 cm high.
This Djenne statue was collected in my private collection in 1986.
Taxatiewaarde; 300 - 400 euro
The terracotta statue is original Djenne-Djenno, also known as Jenne-Jeno or Djenne. This antique specimen is in good condition and can be a perfect addition to any collection or home decor, only the child head was repaired
Djenne was once a thriving city , which was also the commercial center of this region and was located in the Interior Delta of the Niger River, which was the heart of the Mali Empire between the 12th and 16th centuries. The Djenne civilization is a precursor to the Dogon of Mali.
Among the earliest known examples of art from sub-Saharan Africa are terracotta figures like this one from the inland delta of the Niger River, near the present-day home of the Dogon and Bamana peoples.
In this region of Mali, the ancient city of Jenne-jeno (“Old Jenne”) flourished as a center for agriculture, trade, and art from the middle of the first millennium until about 1600. The terracotta figures associated with this civilization represent men and women, singular and in pairs, in a variety of attire and poses, including sitting, kneeling, and on horseback. The diversity of imagery and the skill with which they were modeled reveal the rich sculptural heritage of a sophisticated urban culture.
Artists—either men or women—modeled the figures by hand, using clay mixed with grog—crushed potsherds (a piece or fragment of earthenware or pot that is made of fired or baked clay). Details of dress, jewelry, and body ornament were either added on or incised. Once complete, the work was polished, covered with a -toned clay slip, and then fired, probably in an open-pit kiln.
The surviving figures vary in style and subject matter, suggesting that the sculptors had considerable artistic freedom. Our understanding of the use and meaning of such works remains speculative. A few controlled archaeological digs have revealed similar figures that were originally set into the walls of houses. Oral history collected recently in the region supports the archaeological evidence, as the figures are said to have been venerated in special sanctuaries and private homes. There is little consensus, however, on the meaning of the various forms of the terracotta figures. Scholars have suggested that this figure conveys an attitude of mourning. Its seated pose, shaved head, and lack of dress recall mourning customs still practiced by some in this region of western Africa.
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|Starttijd:||25-01-2023 om 08:18|
|Eindtijd:||04-02-2023 om 19:33|