17 x x 79 cm) This “door” is more a window than a door. It closes an opening to the adobe granaries in which the Dogon store their grain. The figures protect the grain inside from mold, insects and all other threats.
The central image in Toba Batak art is the singa, a supernatural creature whose likeness protects individuals, homes, and communities from malevolent supernatural forces. The name singa derives from the Sanskrit word meaning lion