Dogon Medicine Cabinet
Medicine cabinet with three wooden DOGON doors. Beautifully carved in one piece of wood, as if it was a true hollowed tree trunk. All the sides of the cupboard are crafted with magical motifs, typical of the DOGON. On the top, there are 4 ancestor figures which are looking in the 4 directions (a protection against sorcerers).
These kind of cupboards were used by the healer of the tribe to keep spices and all sorts of medicinal products. This is an exceptional item because of the double janus head on the top of the cabinet, usually, only one head is sculpted, but two faces were carved here.
Dimensions: H 95" x W 15" x D 10"