Shutter/Door - Dogon People, Mali - Sold
Shutter/Door - Dogon People, Mali - Sold
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Shutter/Door - Dogon People, Mali - Sold

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
Width: 12
Depth: 3
Height with hinge: 17 7/8
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