Door, detail

Photo Credit: Delmar Lipp, 1982
April 5, 2010
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Photo Credit: Delmar Lipp, 1982

Tsogo peoples, Ogowe River region, Gabon
19th – 20th century
Wood, pigment
H. 139.7cm (55in)
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company

The stylized human figure on this door probably represents a protective spirit. The geometric forms and colors are typical of Tsogo art. The relatively large scale of the object, the surviving original surface and the definitive nature of the work in the cultural style are all hallmarks of the Tishman-Disney collection.

Walt Disney-Tishman Collection Donation - Sept. 29, 2005