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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 Gate
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The closure systems of the Sudanese regions in African art
The door, consisting of two panels that hold two horizontal planks, is equipped with a lock. Carefully sculpted, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations appeal to the rich Cosmogon Dogon. The characters can symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. Each of the characters at the top of the panel wears a kanaga mask, displayed by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate everyday life. According to the dogon cosmogon, The first primordial ancestors of Dogon, called Nommo , were the bisexual gods of water. They were created in heaven by the creator Amma and descended from heaven to earth in an ark. The Nommo ...


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Dogon shutter door
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This Dogon door or shutter, complete with its lock, is carefully carved with low-relief anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures, and scenes evoking the rich Dogon cosmogony. The door is made of vertical panels held together by large metal clasps. Each of the figures at the top of the panel wears a kanaga mask, displayed by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies.
Smaller scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate daily life.
The Nommo, the mythical ancestor, is said to have founded the eight Dogon lineages and instilled weaving, blacksmithing, and agriculture in their human descendants.
The figures may symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the granary also frequently appear. The motifs on doors in Mali, apart from their ...


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This Dogon door or shutter, complete with lock, is elaborately carved with bas-relief anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures and scenes evoking the rich Dogon cosmogony. According to Dogon mythology, the first inhabitants of the Bandiagara area crossed the river on the back of a crocodile. The figures may symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the granary are also frequently featured. The door is made of vertical panels held together by large metal staples. The motifs on the doors in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to dissuade intruders, whether human or animal, from entering. The locks, like the doors, are carved in wood chosen according to the function of the building in which they will be used. ...


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Dogon Cosmogonic Volet
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This Dogon door or shutter, equipped with its lock, is carefully sculpted with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic bas-relief figures, and scenes evoking the rich Dogon cosmogony. According to Dogon mythology, the first inhabitants of the Bandiagara area crossed the river on the back of a crocodile. The characters can symbolize previous generations, the mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. The door is made up of vertical panels that are maintained by large metal staples. The motifs on the doors in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to deter the intruder, whether human or animal, from entering. Locks, like doors, are cut from wood chosen according to the function of the building in which they will be used. Because each plant is ...


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The closing systems of the Sudanese regions in African art.
The door, made of two panels held together by two horizontal slats, is equipped with a lock. Carefully carved, 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 depicted. Each of the figures at the top of the panel wears a Kanaga mask, displayed by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also depict daily life. According to Dogon cosmogony, the first primordial ancestors of the Dogon, called Nommo , were the bisexual water gods. They were created in the sky by the creator Amma and came down from heaven to earth in an ark. The ...


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Figurative panel Pende of Kasai
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In the Kasai, the Pende decorate the houses of wooden lintels such as this one, on which a female figure has been carved in high relief. In a realistic style, she wears jewelry, pearl necklaces accessorized with feline teeth. The surface of the lintel is carefully decorated in high relief with an arrangement of triangles, reminiscent of the lozenge decoration of kuban sculptures. Matte reddish-brown patina. Small erosions.
The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Easterners settled on the banks of the Kasai downstream from Tshikapa. The influences of the neighboring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu have been imprinted on their large sculpture of tribal art. Within this diversity the Mbuya masks, realistic, produced every ten years, ...

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This component consists of an assemblage of two vertical planks maintained by two thin horizontal slats. Around the lock, different anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations associated with graphics appeal to the rich Cosmogon Dogon. The characters can symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. Each of the characters at the top of the panel, in relation to spiritual life, wears a kanaga mask, displayed by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. . Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate everyday life. Matte dark brown patina with residual ocrée inlays.
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 Dogon door
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The systems of closure of the Sahelian regions in African art

This door Dogon equipped with its lock, carefully carved and rich in details, evokes by its anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations the Cosmogon Dogon. The characters can symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. Each of the characters at the top of the panel wears a kanaga mask, worn by the Dogon at the mourning ceremonies. Different scenes, in connection with daily life, also adorn this door. On the lock is symbolized the house of the owner. It is not a decorative element that does not carry any particular meaning, while allegorical in African culture. The set consists of two vertical panels fixed horizontally by planks at its upper and lower end. ...


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Dogon door
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This Dogon door or shutter, equipped with its lock, is carefully sculpted with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic bas-relief figures, and scenes evoking the rich Dogon cosmogony. According to Dogon mythology, the first inhabitants of the Bandiagara area crossed the river on the back of a crocodile. The characters can symbolize previous generations, the mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. The door is made up of vertical panels that are maintained by large metal staples. The motifs on the doors in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to deter the intruder, whether human or animal, from entering. Locks, like doors, are cut from wood chosen according to the function of the building in which they will be used. Because each plant is ...


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The systems of closure of Sudanese regions in African art.
This flap is made up of an assembly of two vertical planks. It has a lock symbolizing the square and its inhabitants. Carefully sculpted, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations appeal to the rich Dogon cosmogony. The characters can symbolize previous generations, the mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. Each of the characters at the top of the panel, related to spiritual life, wears a kanaga mask, exhibited by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate mythical animals of creation among the Dogon. Dark ochre patina.
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Kalabari Ijio ancestor screen
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With Ijos living mainly from fishing and agriculture on Nigeria's southern coast, and their small villages in swampy areas west of the Nun River, their cosmogony naturally centred around this environment. References to their warand and commercial past abound in reliquaries, rituals and masked celebrations. The tops associated with Western trading partners have become leader badges. Thus this couple carved in high relief on this panel embodies ancestors. This sculpture reigned in the sanctuaries of men among other prestigious objects. The mirror above the figures was also a popular item during transactions. Polychromy off, erosions and cracks.
Their masks and other artistic productions are intended to honor aquatic spirits, otojo, which they venerate and to whom sacrifices were ...

Dogon Gate
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The closure systems of the Sudanese regions in African art
The door, consisting of two panels that hold two horizontal planks, is equipped with a lock. Carefully sculpted, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations appeal to the rich Cosmogon Dogon. The characters can symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. Each of the characters at the top of the panel wears a kanaga mask, displayed by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate everyday life. According to the dogon cosmogon, The first primordial ancestors of Dogon, called Nommo , were the bisexual gods of water. They were created in heaven by the creator Amma and descended from heaven to earth in an ark. The Nommo ...


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The systems of closure of Sudanese regions in African art.
This flap is made up of an assembly of two vertical planks. It has a lock symbolizing the square and its inhabitants. Carefully sculpted, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations appeal to the rich Dogon cosmogony. The characters can symbolize previous generations, the mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. Each of the characters at the top of the panel, related to spiritual life, wears a kanaga mask, exhibited by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. The pattern of the breasts is related to fertility and fertility. Brown patina with ochre inlays.
The patterns on the gates in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to deter the intruder, whether human or ...


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

The closure systems of Sudanese regions in African art
This Dogon door or shutter, equipped with its lock, is carefully sculpted with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic bas-relief figures, and scenes evoking the rich Cosmogony Dogon. According to Dogon mythology, the first inhabitants of the Bandiagara area crossed the river on the back of a crocodile. The characters can symbolize previous generations, the mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. The door is made up of vertical panels that are maintained by large metal staples. The motifs on the doors in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to deter the intruder, whether human or animal, from entering. Locks, like doors, are cut from wood chosen according to the function of the ...


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

The systems of closure of Sudanese regions in African art.
This flap is made up of an assembly of two vertical planks. It has a lock symbolizing the square and its inhabitants. Carefully sculpted, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations appeal to the rich Dogon cosmogony. The characters can symbolize previous generations, the mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. Each of the characters at the top of the panel, related to spiritual life, wears a kanaga mask, exhibited by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate daily life, the work of the fields here in this case. Dark ochre patina.
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The closure systems of Sudanese regions in African artThis flap is made up of an assembly of two vertical planks. It has a lock symbolizing the box. Carefully sculpted, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations appeal to the rich Dogon cosmogony. The characters can symbolize previous generations, the mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic are also frequently featured. Each of the characters at the top of the panel, related to spiritual life, wears a kanaga mask, exhibited by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. The pattern of the breasts is associated with fertility and fertility. Small scenes at the bottom of the panel also illustrate daily life, the work of the fields here in this case. Dark ochre patina.
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Door of compartment Mossi
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The doors of West Africa are all in the same form: hinges on the right side and a latch more or less big on the left.

According to the pieces, they can be the support of the creative expression of the sculptors who sometimes decorated with multitudes of characters, animals and mythological scene.These decorations have a decorative vocation but also apotropaic. The Mossi society was structured and prioritized by its invaders as early as the 15th century. The two populations mixed and had descendants during the decades. The Nakomse appellation refers to the descendants of the Islamic aristocrats, among whom the political leaders were always chosen. Religious leaders were always descended from indigenous people, also known as Tengabibisi.


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The systems of closure of the Sudanese regions in African art
This door Dogon equipped with its lock, carefully carved, evokes by its representations the rich cosmogony Dogon. According to Dogon mythology, breasts evoking the bisexual ancestor Nommo are an allegory of fertility. The series of sculpted characters seem to wear masks. They often symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. The door is made up of a single sign.
Small alterations of the patina and abrasions of the wood, revealing a light wood.
The motifs 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 from woods chosen according to ...


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Volet Dogon
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The systems of closure of Sudanese regions in African art.
This flap is made up of a carved panel. The motifs are associated with the rich Cosmogon Dogon. The characters can symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. The conical elements evoke human and agrarian fertility. Skate mate. Abrasions and cracks.
The motifs on the doors in Mali, apart from their decorative value, are intended to deter the intruder, whether human or animal, from entering. The locks and doors are cut from woods chosen according to the function of the building in which they will be used, because each plant is attributed to particular virtues.


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Kota Sculpted Door
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This six-panel door evokes the memory of illustrious ancestors, by depicting motifs depicting the carved effigies named mbulu-ngulu, which were placed on the reliquary baskets containing the bones of prestigious forebears. These stylized figures, plated in brass-brass according to the kota tradition, form a stylized image of the ancestor, a coat of arms also for the clan, and are generally distinguished by the shape of the headdress, which varies by region. The figures on this piece of furniture are decorated in engraved geometric patterns, stars and diamonds. The surface is covered with white pigments and, very locally, indigo. The two central doors, with handles, are kept closed thanks to two locks on the back. The Kota live in the eastern part of Gabon, which is rich in iron ore, and ...


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Dogon Gate
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The systems of closure of the Sahelian regions in African art

This door Dogon equipped with its lock, carefully carved and rich in details, evokes by its anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations the Cosmogon Dogon. The characters can symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. Each of the characters at the top of the panel wears a kanaga mask, worn by the Dogon at the mourning ceremonies. Different scenes, in connection with daily life, also adorn this door. On the lock is represented the house of the owner. It is not a decorative element that does carry a particular symbolism, while allegorical in African culture. The set consists of three fixed vertical panels held by horizontal elements at its upper and lower ...


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