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Africa | Door lock from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood, dark brown patina

Africa | Door lock from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood, dark brown patina

This very rare door lock depicts a female figure with a crested complex coiffure. The vertical part forms the body of the figure, the breast and the legs are sculpted. It symbolizes the protective spirit of the family (the guardian spirit, gné) which protects from robbers. Like the majority of the Bamana figures, door locks were traditionally sculpted by blacksmiths. Blacksmiths belong to a caste of highest rank, they are at the same time Masters of fire (work of metal, and knowledge of…

This very rare door lock depicts a female figure with a crested complex…

Africa | Doorlock from the Dogon people of Mali | Carved wood | ca. 1960/70s

Africa | Doorlock from the Dogon people of Mali | Carved wood | ca. 1960/70s

Africa | The central part of an old Dogon door lock from the Bandiagara region of Mali | Wood

Africa | The central part of an old Dogon door lock from the Bandiagara region of Mali | Wood

African Carved Wood Lock, Dogon, Wintu, carved in the form of a stylized roan antelope head, with incised detail, dark patina, ht. 20 in.

African Carved Wood Lock, Dogon, Wintu, carved in the form of a stylized roan antelope head, with incised detail, dark patina, ht. 20 in.

Africa | Door lock from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood | The latch is missing

Africa | Door lock from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood | The latch is missing

Africa | Door lock with bolt from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood

A Dogon wood door lock - Lot 795 - Furniture, Works of Art and Tribal Art - Two Day Sale

Africa | Door lock from the Bamana people of Mali | Wood

Africa | Door lock from the Bamana people of Mali | Wood

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