Dogon people pendant ring. Country: Mali. Material: brass. Ring for a Dogon priest, the Hogon. Dogon priests are both spiritual leaders and temporal authorities.
References: H. Leloup "Dogon" Somogy 2011, J.B. Bacquart "The tribal arts of Africa" Thames & Hudson 1998, A. van Cutsem " A world of rings" Skira 2000, A. F. Roberts "Animals in African Art: From the familiar to the Marvelous Prestel 1995.
Provenance: Peter von Busch (1935-2016), Art Historian, Ethnologist, Museum chief for the Naval Museum in Karlskrona, expert in the Swedish Antique roadshow "Antikrundan". Started to collect Tribal art in the 1950´s.