Ancestor figure - Wood - Tsogo Bwiti figure - Mitsogho - Gabon

Description
Ancestor figure - Wood - Tsogo Bwiti figure - Mitsogho - Gabon
2nd half 20th century - Good

Tsogo Ancestor Figure
Made of wood with scraps of paint
Origin: Gabon - Africa

Tsogo ancestor reliqary figures and heads are connected with the Bwiti men's initiation society.
These figures represent ancestors, they harness their power to protect relics or the home.
Many of these figures are encrusted with cracking paint and offerings to the ancestors.


Height 52 cm
Width 8 x 5 cm

Weight 600 grams

Lot details
Object
Ancestor figure
Indigenous object name
Tsogo Bwiti figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Mitsogho
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
52×8×5 cm
Weight
600 g
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