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Door  (mgbo ezi)
Date: 20th century
Medium: Wood, pigment
Dimensions: 127.5 × 56.8 × 7.6 cm (50 3/16 × 22 3/8 × 3 in.)
Credit Line: Gift of Nicole and John Dintenfass
Geography: Nigeria
Object Number: 2017-18-3
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Large, slightly curved heavy wooden door with extended attachment points at top and bottom. Surface is covered in a deeply incised, geometric pattern composing a central circle and horizontal band, with chevrons in the registers above and below. Traces of white pigment throughout. Sticker on reverse reads: “Shot 30-30-15 CW.”

Claus Volra, Egremont, Massachusetts, before early 1970s

Drs. Nicole and John Dintenfass, New York, New York, early 1970s to 2017

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