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Door frame (part)

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Elaborately carved frames accentuated the entryways of traditional windowless houses in the Fungom region of the Cameroon Grassfields. They consist of a post on either side of the door opening, connected by a smaller crossbeam on top and a wooden step at bottom (missing here). The outsides of...

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Provenance

1967, sold by an unknown African dealer in Douala, Cameroon, to Geneviève McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2009, gift of the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Weh peoples, Cameroon Grassfields, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

Cameroon

Dimensions

Overall: 141 x 25 x 14 cm (55 1/2 x 9 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2684

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Architectural elements, Doors, jambs, lintels