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Door Igbo, Nigeria, wood, 112 × 43 × 4 cm British Museum, London

Door Igbo, Nigeria, wood, 112 × 43 × 4 cm British Museum, London

Africa | Carved wooden door from the Igbo people of Nigeria | Carved from a sacred hardwood, iroko.

Africa | Carved wooden door from the Igbo people of Nigeria | Carved from a sacred hardwood, iroko.

Africa | Carved door panel from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | 19th century

Africa | Carved door panel from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast | Wood | 19th century

Africa | Door from the Nupe people of Nigeria | Wood; dark brown patina.  Consists of three wood planks

Africa | Door from the Nupe people of Nigeria | Wood; dark brown patina. Consists of three wood planks

Africa | Large carved door panel. More than likely to come from West Africa.

Africa | Large carved door panel. More than likely to come from West Africa.

Africa | Door panels from the Senufo people from southern Mali | Wood | 20th century

Africa | Door panels from the Senufo people from southern Mali | Wood | 20th century

Door from the Tetum people of Indonesia | 19th to early 20th century | Wood

Door from the Tetum people of Indonesia | 19th to early 20th century | Wood

Africa | Granary door with lock, from the Fang people | Wood and pigment

Africa | Granary door with lock, from the Fang people | Wood and pigment

Africa | Door. Senufo peoples.  Ivory Coast | ca. 1920s | Wood and iron | Wealthy and powerful individuals in the northern Senufo region commissioned intricately carved doors as symbols of prestige. This door is similar to others carved in the 1920s in Boundiali by the sculptor Yalokone and his workshop

Africa | Door. Senufo peoples. Ivory Coast | ca. 1920s | Wood and iron | Wealthy and powerful individuals in the northern Senufo region commissioned intricately carved doors as symbols of prestige. This door is similar to others carved in the 1920s in Boundiali by the sculptor Yalokone and his workshop

Africa | Igbo Door ~ Carved of a sacred hardwood, iroko.  Nigeria  | © Tim Hamill

Africa | Igbo Door ~ Carved of a sacred hardwood, iroko. Nigeria | © Tim Hamill