Lot 37
  • 37

Dogon Ladder, Mali

12,000 - 18,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • wood
  • Height: 89 in (226 cm)
with an indigenous repair incorporating a large stone.


Hélène and Philippe Leloup, Paris and New York
Allan Stone, New York, acquired from the above in the late 1970s or early 1980s

Catalogue Note

The extraordinarily ancient Dogon ladder from the Allan Stone Collection is an example of a practical solution devised in keeping with the original artistic vision: after the upper most step had eroded and the ladder could not be used anymore, it was repaired in situ by inserting a compatibly-shaped natural rock.