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#4461 Dogon Granary Door With Crocodiles And A Turtle 46" H

#4461 Dogon Granary Door With Crocodiles And A Turtle 46" H

Regular price $1,100.00 USD
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Superb hand carved wood Dogon Door with crocodiles and a turtle  etc... Mali African, These wooden doors covered the village granaries where the Dogon people of Mali stored grain and other items of value. measures : 43.5" h and 46" H with  the hinges  by 23.5" w by 2" D 

This stunning door has a number of crocodiles  and a turtle carved in relief    strongly framed along the edges
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

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