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Dogon attic shutter (N° 20152)

The closing systems of the Sudanese regions in African art .
This flap is formed by an assembly of two vertical boards. A double frieze of anthropomorphic figures, highly simplified, stand out from the background and enliven the naturally desiccated surface. They are related to the rich Dogon cosmogony. These motifs represent previous generations, mythical ancestors as well, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. It was acquired by Mr. Lefevre on the Bandiagara cliff in 1959. Light patina, dark resinous residue. The shutters closed the openings of the granaries (sorghum or millet) established in high places to protect them from rodents. A ladder allowed access. The motifs on the doors in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to dissuade intruders, whether human or animal, from entering. Locks and doors are carved in wood chosen according to the function of the building in which they will be used, because each plant is attributed particular virtues.  

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490.00 € 392.00 ( -20.0 %) 
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OriginEx-collection Lefevre
EthnyDogon
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height46
Width36
Weight1.90 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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