Sculpture (1) - Wood - moba - Togo

Description
Sculpture (1) - Wood - moba - Togo
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

This type of Moba represents an ancestor of the head of the family.
It stands on the house altar and guarantees the welfare of the whole family.
The almost spherical head show no facial features.
The Moba figurines consist of three types, but are all used for protection.

I acquired this copy in situ in 1975 during one of my many missions, where I did a lot of field work among the Moba.

They live in the north of Togo.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Sculpture
Indigenous object name
moba
Region/ country
Togo
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
58×9×9 cm
Weight
2676 g
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