Dogon house door (Three quarters view)

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Item : Dogon house door, Picture : Three quarters view (approx. 22 Kbytes)

This very beautiful and antique Dogon door is carved in relief with four projecting breasts, and suggests the vital importance of women in Dogon society (fertility symbol). Consisting of two wooden panels of unequal width joined at the side, this door swing open on projecting pivots at the top and bottom that are set into depressions on the sill and lintel.
19th century or earlier.

Object #5297

Origin :

Mali (Bandiagara cliffs)

Type :

Architectural components

Ethnic group :


Material :

Wood, exquisite deep dark patina from use

Size :

W = 22.6 inches; H = 59.4 inches

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