Large and Curious and atypical Venavi Statuette - Wood - Ewé Ghana - Ewe - Africa

Description
Large and Curious and atypical Venavi Statuette - Wood - Ewé Ghana - Ewe - Africa
early to mid 20th century - Fair

An atypical Venavi statuette of Ewé twin.
Ghana.

27 cm.

Light-weighted wood with patina of wear, some damages and flaws, visible in the pictures.

Ewe figurine full of charm, with an expression full of smoothness.

When a twin dies, his parents, after having consulted a priest, commission the creation of a wooden statuette, for the living twin not to be haunted by the deceased twin.

It must receive daily care, the same given to the living twin, especially during the meals, these figurines are fed in dishes specially made for this function; usual body care is given; and the sculptures are put to bed at night.

Lot details
Object
Large and Curious and atypical Venavi Statuette
Indigenous object name
Ewé Ghana
Ethnic group/ culture
Ewe
Region/ country
Africa
Material
Wood
Period
early to mid 20th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
27×10×8 cm
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