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African art - Door and shutter:

Among the usual African objects, we find such as doors and shutters. Most of them were brought back to Europe during the 20th century by ethnologists on mission. Very rough, they can also be very worked revealing the cosmogony of an ethnic group such as the Dogons.


Dogon Door
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African Art Dogon.
Small attic shutter decorated with animal and human motifs carved in bas-relief. Natural matte and velvety patina.
Desication cracks, erosions.
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 ...


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380.00

Dogon Door
African art > Doors, shutters, ladders dogon wood > Dogon Door

Closure systems of the Sudanese regions in African art.
The door is made up of three boards held together by two lintels. Carefully sculpted, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations appeal to the rich Dogon cosmogony. The figures may symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. Each of the figures at the top of the panel wears a kanaga mask, exhibited by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. Small skits at the bottom of the panel also illustrate daily life. According to Dogon cosmogony, the first primordial ancestors of Dogon, called Nommo, were the bisexual water gods. They were created in heaven by the creator Amma and descended from heaven to earth in an ark. The Nommo are said to have founded the eight ...


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490.00





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