- American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
- Date / Time :
- May 05, 2018 10:00AM
Bamana Door, comprised of two panels joined by metal staples, decorated in high relief by four animals including a snake and lizard, complete with the original door lock, a thick, dry, encrusted patina throughout, 55 x 29 1/2 in.
Large carved doors such as this one were placed at the main entrance of traditional Bamana homes. The doors do not serve only as physical barriers but both the iconography on the doors and the subject matter of the lock provides a kind of spiritual protection. As on this door, land lizards and snakes are meant to protect against thieves. The doors can also depict animals that are sought by hunters or that figure in creation myths.
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