Figures in style of - Terracotta - Tikar - Cameroon

Description
Figures in style of - Terracotta - Tikar - Cameroon
2nd half 20th century - Good

A male figurine, probably 2nd half 20th century, of clay/terracotta with exaggerated head, facial features, belly and navel, hands and feet; he has ​large rings around the neck, ankles and arm and has scarifications all over the body. The opening in the back is for ceremonial use.

This terracotta comes from the Tikar people of the Cameroonian grasslands. Such clay figures are known as house gods. The Tikar have created these clay figures to represent the spirits of pygmies known ​to be the first inhabitants of their region. The Tikar believe that these spirits offer protection, fertility and happiness. The Tikar also seek the help of these house gods during each healing process. Offers are regularly given by the owner to honour these gods and renew their power.

Will be shipped with Track and Trace within the Netherlands, and will be shipped via registered mail for international shipping.

Lot details
Object
Figures in style of
Ethnic group/ culture
Tikar
Region/ country
Cameroon
Material
Terracotta
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
9×12×22 cm
Weight
900 g
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