Door

A work made of wood.

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Date:

Early/mid–20th century

Artist:

Nyaamadyo Koné (active early/mid-20th century)
Senufo
Côte d’Ivoire
Northern Africa and the Sahel

About this artwork

Nyaamadyo Koné worked in the vicinity of the influential regional woodcarving center of Kolia, and was among very few Senufo artists of the 20th century to achieve fame for making doors with bas-relief decorations of this size and complexity. Carved on commission, this door adorned a small building that served as a shrine and consultation room for a ritual specialist. Its images of animals and face masks evoke sources of natural and supernatural power.

On View

Arts of Africa, Gallery 137

Artist

Nyaamadyo Kone

Culture

Senufo

Title

Door

Places

Côte d'Ivoire (Object made in), Africa (Object made in)

Date

1900-1950

Medium

Wood

Dimensions

136.5 × 64.7 × 3.8 cm (53 3/4 × 25 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Anita Glaze, Marshall Field, and Robert J. Hall; through prior gifts and acquisitions of various donors

Reference Number

1992.732

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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