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Dogon Door (N° 24579)

African Art Dogon.
Human and animal bas-reliefs, relating to the rich Dogon cosmogony, alternate on the abraded surface of this old shutter, the contours of which are bordered by a frieze of diamonds. Natural matte patina.
Desication cracks, erosions.
Among the Dogon, the Nommo, the mythical ancestor, is said to have founded the eight lineages of Dogon and instilled weaving, the art of blacksmithing, and agriculture in their human descendants.
The figures may symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. The motifs present on the doors in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to deter the intruder, whether human or animal, from entering. The locks, like the doors, are cut in wood chosen according to the function of the building in which they will be used. Because each plant is attributed specific virtues.


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OriginEx-collection française
Height cm72
Width46 cm
Weight3.80 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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