TSOGO DOOR FRAMES & LINTELS, Gabon


TSOGO STYLE
Doorframe 1
73" high
$1500

TSOGO STYLE
Doorframe 3
82.5" high
$1500
 

TSOGO STYLE
Doorframe 4
67" high
$1500

TSOGO STYLE
Doorframe 7
75" high
$1200

 

TSOGO STYLE
Doorframe 9
57" high
$800

 

TSOGO STYLE
Doorframe 11
68" high
$400

TSOGO STYLE
Posts & Post-figures


The doorframes below have been sold. They are left here for educational and reference purposes.

 

TSOGO STYLE
Door frame 2
SOLD

  

TSOGO STYLE
Doorframe 6
SOLD

 

TSOGO STYLE
Doorframe 8
SOLD

 

TSOGO STYLE
Lintel 10
SOLD

TSOGO STYLE
Doorframe 5
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TSOGO STYLE DOOR FRAMES & LINTELS, Gabon

Less known than their Fang, Kwele and Punu neighbors in Gabon, the Tsogo use sculpted ancestor figures and faces to harness the power of the ancestors to protect the house. Some of these door frames are plank-like, with highly stylized figures and abstract shapes covering the sides and the horizontal top piece. Some are fully 3-dimensional, with multiple figures or a single figure emerging from an abstract pattern. They are encrusted with cracking paint and offerings and share Fang muscular tension and proportions.

Despite their traditional appearance and wonderful patinas, these Tsogo doorframes show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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