Bamana door lock (Front view)
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Item : Bamana door lock, Picture : Front view (approx. 17 Kbytes)


This door lock, surmounted by a pair of horns (or ears), represents a female character in a very stylized way. The long ears are symbolizing the guardian spirit komo, who hears every sound.
19th century or earlier.

Object #2216

Origin :

Mali

Type :

Door locks

Ethnic group :

Bamana (Bambara)

Material :

Wood, very age-old use patina

Size :

H = 16.3 inches

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