This wooden figure has been dated to c.1780, and is of an elongated, geometric form standing on a wooden base. The style of carving reflects Dogon ideals of figural proportion and aesthetic representation. The facial features include an arrow-shaped nose and defined button-shaped eyes.
This well crafted ring has been made by the lost wax (cire perdue) method, and shows a figure on horseback displaying a coiled shield. This is highly detailed showing the saddle and bridle, and the reins are made of thin twisted brass. The figure has no facial details but holds a coiled shield.
The base of this ‘crown’ has a wavy-line type pattern between a braided or herringbone effect. The four arches meet at the top on which a bird surmounts it, which may be a later addition. On two of the arches, a pair of seated figures is evident.
This armlet has a central wavy line motif between a braided or herringbone decoration. Three integrally cast seated figures feature round the outside. Two display arms held vertically and palms forward, while one figure appears to have one hand over an ear.