BAMANA DOOR 10, Mali

This door has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.


    

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMANA
DOOR 10
62" high x 25.5" wide x 3.5" deep (including doorlock)
Doorlock is 15" high x 14" wide
36 lbs.
Mali
$800

The doorlock on this door has lost its pins so the bar can be moved left and right (locked and unlocked) as desired. There is obvious wood loss at the center of the door and evidence of fire damage near the top, with a surprisingly stable surface patina. The horizontal supports apparently lost the iron bolts and are wired in place.

Note on the photographs: The first two photographs show the front and back of the door in sharp and angled direct sunlight, with the light showing through the space between the planks. (There is also some light reflected up from the bottom surface on which it was resting.). The third photograph and the detail below of the doorlock were taken indoors, with artificial light from the left side, showing how the door would look hanging on a wall, with the gaps largely in shadow.


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