Mali dogon door
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Mali Dogon Door

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” Dogon ” door, carved wood from Mali, 19th Century

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Measurements
Height Seat Height Width
66 cm [N/A] 50cm
Depth Diameter Color
6 cm [N/A] Brown
Condition
Very Good: This item has no defects, but it may show slight traces of use.
Restoration and Damages details
Light wear consistent with age and use
Design Period Production Period Year Of Production
Before 1890 Before 1890 19th Century
Style Designer Maker
Antique [N/A] [N/A]
Material Artist Place Of Origin
wood [N/A] Mali

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Description

” Dogon ” door, carved wood from Mali, 19th Century

This finely-carved shutter or door once adorned a Dogon granary, serving both to protect and sanctify the life-giving stores of food contained inside. According to Hélène Leloup (Dogon Statuary, Strasbourg, 1994, p. 487), rows of figures seen on Dogon granary doors represent patrilineal ancestors. The presence of male and female figures in the present example suggest the male-female duality which is central to Dogon origin myths; these primordial couples are the progenitors of humanity, the ideal compliments to one another, and the source of life.