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Dogon Shutter - Mali

$80.00

Dogon Shutter - Mali

$80.00

Dogon Granary Shutter. 10" Tall x 7 1/2" Wide. This finely-carved shutter or door once adorned a Dogon granary, serving both to protect and sanctify the life-giving stores of food contained inside. According to Hélène Leloup (1994: 487), rows of figures seen on Dogon granary doors represent patrilineal ancestors.  The presence of male and female figures in the present example suggest the male-female duality which is central to Dogon origin myths; these primordial couples are the progenitors of humanity, the ideal compliments to one another, and the source of life.

Country: Mali