Mossi statue Burkina Faso Wood H. 76 cm Statue-post... - Lot 25 - Binoche et Giquello

Lot 25
Go to lot
Estimation :
2000 - 3000 EUR
Result with fees
Result : 2 080EUR
Mossi statue Burkina Faso Wood H. 76 cm Statue-post... - Lot 25 - Binoche et Giquello
Mossi statue
Burkina Faso
Wood
H. 76 cm
Statue-post carved in heavy wood, masculine element of a protective couple belonging to a high ranking personage. The couple was placed outside, on either side of the hut door, to receive offerings and signal authority. The statue represents a standing figure, with arms along the body slightly outstretched and legs semi-bent. The head is round and the face is formed by two flattened hearts. Strong patina of erosion. For a photo of a comparable object taken in the field, see : C. Roy, Art of the Upper Volta Rivers, p. 9 and explanations p. 170.
Provenance
Antoine Ferrari de la Salle
My orders
Sale information
Sales conditions
Return to catalogue