Mossi door lock (Front view)
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Item : Mossi door lock, Picture : Front view (approx. 25 Kbytes)

This very beautiful Mossi door lock is entirely decorated with geometrical patterns. The bolt is sculpted in an old traditional crenellated fashion (with wood prongs in the locking mechanism).

The face, with an elongated neck, carries a very finely carved headdress. This door lock represents agricultural fertility and the protective spirit that takes care of the house and the granaries.
19th century or earlier.

Object #2306

Origin :

Burkina Faso (Kongoussi area)

Type :

Door locks

Ethnic group :


Material :

Wood, deep brown patina from use

Size :

W = 17.3 inches; H = 18.3 inches

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