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carved door or panel
  • Krio peoples
  • carved door or panel, 1975
  • Where object was made: Sierra Leone
  • wood, carving, staining
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 59 x 32.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 1/4 x 12 13/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.019
Description

Carved wooden panel or door made from one piece of wood and stained a dark brown. At the top is carved a boat with two human figures seated inside it and below that there is another human figure positioned horizontally. At the bottom facing left corner is a large crocodile and a fish, and possibly a palm tree. In the bottom facing right corner is a standing human figure. On the back is a metal hanging bracket, not original to the piece.