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Door Lock

Bambara, Mali

Granary Door Lock. Bambara Culture, Mali

 

This Bambara door lock has been carved into the form of a crocodile, a symbol of protection in the Bambara culture. The crocodile-shaped door lock, adorned with finely engraved criss-cross designs, would have served as a safeguard to the family granary.

Ex Private Collection, UK

Estimated Period: Mid-20th Century

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750
SIZE
H: 55 CM
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