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Old African Dogon ex-Hollywood Star- Anthony Quinn -Cast Brass sculpture of Mali Warrior upon a horse w/ COA and Provenance Early 20th century

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From late Hollywood Star's Anthony Quinn's personal collection! Authentic Early 20th Century Grand (12.875 inches) Dogon people (Mali) cast-brass sculpture depicting a warrior or elite figure upon a horse, rendered in a detailed and stylized manner. Stunning piece shows great movement - horse rearing up on his hind legs with rider's body adorned with an ornate bridle and breast collar. Horse's back is incised to create a textured saddle blanket. The elite rider is cast separately - his legs delineated to straddle the horse's back upon a saddle complete with a back rest and saddle horn. This warrior figure wears an elaborate headdress, with full beard and holds a spear aloft in one arm. Horses and horse ownership symbolized status, wealth, and power for the Dogon people, and equestrian warriors were highly revered among the Dogon and artwork incorporating horses and riders were meant to depict powerful men, or mythological figures, such as the primordial spirits known as Nommo. Size: 11.4" L x 12.87" H (28.95 cm x 32.69 cm); 13.725" H (34.86 cm) on included custom stand.

Condition: Rider is removable from horse's saddle. Both horse and rider have light abrasions and encrustations, with minimal softening to some finer details, otherwise intact and very good. Great patina throughout.

Provenance: Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from very well respected gallery that deals in Antiquities where it was purchased. Further: ex-private collection of actor Anthony Quinn and his wife Katherine, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA acquired prior to 2000.

(Bio from Artemis Galleries): Mr. Quinn appeared in more than 180 films in his 55-year career and his work brought him to exotic locations across the globe. His lifelong passion for collecting art fueled his creativity and helped bring to life some iconic characters like Zorba the Greek, Paul Gaugin in Lust for Life, Auda Abu Tayi in Lawrence of Arabia and hundreds more. Some of his favorite filming locations were in Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Mexico and the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. Quinn collected art and artifacts from various cultures and eras, fueling this passion with his sincere curiosity, intelligence, and boundless energy.

Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction houses-Guaranteed Authentic

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