Superb hand carved wood
Dogon Door with Figures ancestors etc... Mali African
measures : 23.5'H and 25.5 " H w hinges by 16.5" w 1" D
This stunning door has a number of human figures s carved in relief including pointed breasts strongly framed along the edges and middle.
Most Dogon carvings of humans refer to primordial ancestors known as Nommo who brought humankind to earth and who were the first farmers and blacksmiths.
Figures dance across the surface in reflection of Dogon celebrating the idea of life and nourishment and to honor the ancestors.