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.
- Nyaamadyo Kone
- Côte d'Ivoire (Object made in), Africa (Object made in)
- 136.5 × 64.7 × 3.8 cm (53 3/4 × 25 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)
- Purchased with funds provided by Anita Glaze, Marshall Field, and Robert J. Hall; through prior gifts and acquisitions of various donors