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).
- ancestor figure couple
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Cord, Wood
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 28×26×22 cm
- 2.9 kg