Door lock (cross bar)

African, Bamana peoples, Mali
20th century, 1950–2000
Artist Unidentified

Object Place: Mali


Overall: 41 x 34 x 7 cm (16 1/8 x 13 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.) Overall Width (body only): 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood and metal

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art


Decorative arts


small white labels on back "112(124)"; red plastic label on back: "124"; fragment of white label with red border at TC on back, too faded to be legible.


1960s, acquired in Bamako, Mali by 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