This exceptional door lock is surmounted by a six-faced head. To our
knowledge, this kind of representation is unique. The body is incised
with various geometrical patterns symbolizing the fertility, and the
breast appears. The goitre figuration symbolizes the word.
Wooden door locks were used on the doors of dwellings, cookhouses,
sanctuaries, and on granary shutters. Each lock is given a name in
accordance with its message, person, myth, or any anecdote referred
to. Door locks were a prized gift for young brides, and passed down
from generation to generation.
Its fine aged patina, its rigorous stylistic construction, conveys a
remarkable audacity in the sculptor's creativity and a major work
outstanding in his category.
Origin : Pierre Robin, Paris, 1993
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