Granary Door
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Artist:   Senufo  
Title:   Granary Door  
Date:   19th century  
Medium:   Wood, pigment  
Dimensions:   42 1/2 x 27 in. (108.0 x 68.6 cm)  
Credit Line:   The Miscellaneous Works of Art Purchase Fund  
Location:   Gallery Not on view  

Granaries made of dried mud and wood were used to store grain from the villager's fields. The doors to these storage units were often carved and painted with animals such as the fish, horse and crocodile on this door which relate to Senufo stories and agriculture.

Object Description  
Classification:   Architecture  
Physical Description:   Carved and polychromed.  
Creation Place:   Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa region, ,  
Accession #:   58.13  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts