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Ancestor statue - Wood - Bavong Tchitchiri - Moba - Togo

Ancestor statue - Wood - Bavong Tchitchiri - Moba - Togo

Collected between 1970 and 1980, private Belgian collection.

Ancestor figure (bavong tchitchiri) educes the human figure to an elemental form.
73 ch High, on a custom made metal plate.

A great abstraction of a Tchitchiri figure, used by the Moba in Togo as conduits in their Pantheon. These figures where placed in shrines to offer outside in the village.

This items is guaranteed genuine by David Norden a dealer with more than 25 years experience, and not made for decoration.
A written description and the stand ( when available) will be included in your package.

If you want come see it, or pick it up in Antwerp, otherwise you'll get FREE delivery worldwide, and a WRITTEN DESCRIPTION in each package. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them and details. What you see is what you get.

Object Ancestor statue
Indigenous object name Bavong Tchitchiri
Ethnic group/ culture Moba
Region/ country Togo
Material Wood
Period 1st half 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 73×6×5 cm
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