An atypical Venavi statuette of Ewé twin.
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.
- Large and Curious and atypical Venavi Statuette
- Indigenous object name
- Ewé Ghana
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- early to mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 27×10×8 cm