Dogon Gate - African art



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Dogon door (N° 14738)

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.
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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Originex-collection française
EthnyDogon
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height70
Width50
Weight4.70 Kg

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