African art > Door shutter > Dogon Gate

Dogon door (N° 14802)

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.
The raised cones indicate the breasts of Nommo, the mythical ancestor, allegory of fertility.

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 the function of the building in which they will be used. For each plant is attributed to special virtues.  

Watch the video

 


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





Originex-collection française
EthnyDogon
Countrymali
Material(s)wood
Height122
Width59
Weight11.00 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

You could also be interested by these items
Porte DogonStatue DogonPorte de grenier DogonStatue DogonStatue Dogon

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts


You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art -  Dogon door
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100