Ibo (or Igbo), Nigeria:
An Ibo storage door, worked from a single piece of heavy hardwood; the exterior with a 'reserve' with narrow frame, containing a central axis of two vertical lines in high relief as well as symmetric, geometric triangular and rhomboid designs; holes to attach a lock; top with 2 wrought-iron staples to close cracks; fine used patina. 1st Half 20th Cent., Dimensions: 70 cm x 50 cm, 3 cm thick. (ME)
Prov.: Austrian private collection.
Specialist: Prof. Erwin Melchardt
Auction Date: 24.09.2012 - 16:00
Location: Palais Dorotheum
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