ancestor figure couple - Cord, Wood - pygmées - Tikar - Cameroun

Description
ancestor figure couple - Cord, Wood - pygmées - Tikar - Cameroun
Mid 20th century - Fair

FUNCTION: of a protective function, these fetishes depicting ancestors are exhibited on village altars and participate in the ancestors’ cult.

POPULATION: Tikar, a Pygmy people.

MATERIAL(S): very hard red wood with a shiny patina of manipulation, with strings around the neck as necklace decoration.

DIMENSIONS: 28 cm of height for each piece.

STATE OF PRESERVATION: important antiquity cracks on the face of the masculine figure; cracks on the backside of the feminine one; without any restoration.

PROVENANCE: former André Defyn collection, former African Art dealer in the 1970s/1980s, transmitted by descent; Farafi Gallery in Aix en Provence.
Careful shipment via express parcel with track & track (Colissimo suivi).

Lot details
Object
ancestor figure couple
Indigenous object name
pygmées
Ethnic group/ culture
Tikar
Region/ country
Cameroun
Material
Cord, Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
28×26×22 cm
Weight
2.9 kg
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