Dogon tribal hand forged rope twist iron window pane grill with figures (1900-25)
Dogon tribal hand forged iron rope twist grill with hand forged silhouette figures within a grid of 24 squares. The work is framed in its original shallow carved & painted hardwood frame. The frame is carved with fish, birds, and reptiles, all characteristic Dogon subjects. Believed to have been fabricated for the European market. The back of the frame has been fitted with a French cleat for hanging.
Mali, West Africa, 1900-25.
Condition: The back of the frame has been fitted with a painted wood panel to highlight the iron figures. There is a slight warp to the frame so the work protrudes from the wall somewhat. Wear commensurate with age and use.
Materials: Hand Forged Iron, Hand Carved Hardwood Frame
Dimensions: 36-1/2" W x 2" D x 49" H
Tear sheets are available on request.
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