A very old and weathered, field used Dogon Granary door shutter with two conical breast and incised geometric designs.
In Dogon mythology, the world was like
a granary which contained compartments for the different
seeds God gave to mankind. The original granary came down
from heaven on a rainbow, crashing down to earth and scattering human beings, animals, and vegetables.
Grain is so
precious to them, that the iconography ( representing agricultural fertility) on the door is intended to protect it.
Ex Lippel Gallery prior to 1976, Montreal, Canada, Ex McConnell collection.
Height: 14 ¼”
Width: 12 ½”
Height with hinge: 17 7/8