About this object

This door to a shrine or a granary is decorated with a model of the Senufo world. The central panel, divided into four agricultural fields by lines that radiate from a sun disc in the middle, is a symbol of human culture. The hornbills and crocodile above and below are, by contrast, animals of the primordial wilderness.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Senufo
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    1620 mm x 610 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Carved Door (Senufo). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. in 1966 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund. Gallery label: This shrine or granary door is decorated with a model of the Senufo world. The central panel, divided into four agricultural fields by lines that radiate from a sun disc in the middle, is a symbol of human culture. The hornbills and crocodile above and below are primordial wilderness animals.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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