|Collection||African Art Collection|
|Other Name||African Granary Door|
Dogon Granary Door. Ornately carved dark wooden door. Surface fully carved in relief with lock. Features three rows of abstract human figures in the center panel of the door. Turtles, snakes, and lizards border the outer edges and a triangular pattern is raised from the area between. 2 panels held with band.
The images on the door represent the custodians of the grain -- rice or millet -- for the particular family owning the grain. Three generations of ancestors are represented on the door along with the depictions of animals which leave near and under the granary. Such doors are made for people in different age groups. The size of the door determines age.
Africa--Social life and customs.
Doors & doorways