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Dogon Ladder

Auction:
3270T
Lot:
1107
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
Sale #3270T - 3270T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 10, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Dogon Ladder, carved wedges into a trunk of a tree with a fork at the top, the notches serve as footholds while the fork at the top stabilizes the ladder, dry patina and worn footholds, lg. 82 in.

Note: The Dogon use ladders to climb to their traditional cliff dwellings and to access raised granaries.
Estimate $800-1,200


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Arts, Dogon, Dogon people, Ethnic groups in Mali, Fork, Ladder, Learning, Patina, Visual arts