Africa | Granery door from the Baoule people of the Ivory Coast | Carved wood

Africa | Granery door from the Baoule people of the Ivory Coast | Carved wood

Africa | Nupe doors, from Nigeria, are embellished with reliefs of animals, objects and symbols. Made of joined plank-like panels, they probably communicated messages, invoked spirits or gods and brought status to their owners. © Tim Hamill

Africa | Nupe doors, from Nigeria, are embellished with reliefs of animals, objects and symbols. Made of joined plank-like panels, they probably communicated messages, invoked spirits or gods and brought status to their owners. © Tim Hamill

Africa | Door made by Olowe of Ise (ca 1875 - 1938).  Yoruba, Nigeria | Wood and pigment | Early 20th century

Maker: Olowe of Ise ca. 1938 Yoruba artist Door (ilekun) Date: Early century Medium: Wood, pigment

Door, Nigeria -- a geometric sort of representational art. Probably something you would see in early atorran art & architecture.

Door, Nigeria -- a geometric sort of representational art. Probably something you would see in early atorran art & architecture.

Yoruba Ilekun (Palace Door), Nigeria

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