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African art - Door shutter:

Among the usual African objects, we find such doors and shutters. Most reported in Europe in the course of the twentieth century by ethnologists on mission. Very raw, they can also be very worked revealing the cosmogony of an ethnic group such as the Dogons.


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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150.00 € 120.00 ( -20.0 %)

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 ...


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490.00 € 392.00 ( -20.0 %)

Kota Sculpted Door
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African art > Door shutter > Kota Gate

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 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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650.00 € 520.00 ( -20.0 %)

Dogon door
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The closure systems of the Sudanese regions in African art
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 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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650.00 € 520.00 ( -20.0 %)

Dogon Gate
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Ex-collection French tribal art.

In African art, doors, shutters and all the closing systems of attics and squares have become highly prized objects for collectors around the world. This door is made up of an assembly of three vertical planks fixed by two thin horizontal slats. It has a lock representing a Dogon mask. 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, in relation to spiritual life, wears a kanaga mask, displayed by the Dogon during mourning ceremonies. The walu mask is also inscribed in bas-relief, and breasts, a pattern associated with ...


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Dogon Box Door
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African art has everyday objects of great finesse such as dogon doors rich in detail.

The motifs are inspired by the dogon cosmogony.
In the upper part, there are Kanaga dancers as well as the primordial couple while the bottom is adeped with Nommos and various animals, especially batracians and reptiles.

Like many other African peoples, the Dogons are very creative, and like to be surrounded by art.
Craftsmen make objects for everyday use. Dogon doors are good examples of their talent. They contain elements characteristic of the Dogon cosmogon, according to which the first inhabitants of the Bandiagara area crossed the river on the back of a crocodile. The motifs on the doors in Mali are intended to deter the intruder, whether human or animal, from ...


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Big Dogon Gate
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The systems of closure of the Sudanese regions in African art
This ancient door Dogon equipped with its lock, carefully carved, evokes by its anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations the rich cosmogon Dogon. According to Dogon mythology, the first inhabitants of the Bandiagara area crossed the river on the back of a crocodile. They appear horizontally on the top of the door shutters. The characters can symbolize previous generations, mythical ancestors, but the owners of the attic also appear frequently. The door consists of two vertical panels that hold large staples métalliques.br
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 from ...


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1250.00

Dogon Gate
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African art > Door shutter > Dogon Gate

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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1550.00 € 1240.00 ( -20.0 %)

Big door Fang
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Pahouins' artistic productions in African art of Gabon Door and its frame, with a large handle, carved with friezes with faces and figures of ancestors reminiscent of the formal appearance of the reliquary heads of Byeri. These symbolic motives have the value of protection, the deceased being for the Fang peoples, to control the occult powers. Wood dowels fix the panels. The back of the door is equipped with a horizontal bar. The people known as Fang, or "Pahouins", described as conquering warriors, have invaded by successive leaps, from villages to villages, all the way between Sanaga in Cameroon and Ogooue in Gabon, between the eighteenth and the beginning of the 20th century. They never had political unity. Clan cohesion has been maintained through religious and judicial associations ...


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3700.00

Door of Dogon attic
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The doors of the Dogon constructions are collector's items, and once this is the case, this piece is sober, devoid of motif or anthropomorphic representation.

It consists of two large planks securely fastened with iron staples. The lock and the hinges are always present. The Dogon are a people renowned for their cosmogony, their esotericism, their myths and legends. Their population is estimated at about 300 000 souls living south-west of the Niger loop in the Mopti region of Mali (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina Faso (northwest of Ouahigouya). ). Villages are often perched on top of the hillside scree, in a unique architecture. The history of migrations and installations of the Dogon (about ten main groups, about fifteen different ...


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600.00 € 480.00 ( -20.0 %)

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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350.00 € 280.00 ( -20.0 %)

Door of attic Baoulé
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Ex private French collection of African art Colmant.

Like many peoples in Africa, the Baoulé decorate the gates of the granary by being inspired by the myth of the founder to protect the crops. In general, they are famous for the care they bring to the decoration of their everyday objects. The origin of the name " Baoulé " comes from " Bauli " meaning " the son is dead ", referring to the legend that Aba Pokou, then queen, sacrificed her son to allow his people to cross a river during the eighteenth century with the aim of settling in a region of gold mines.


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