Ancestral Figure

Ancestral Figure
Ancestral Figure
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood And Rope
Dimensions:
22 x 4 1/2 x 4 (55.9 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Moba
Provenance:

Christian Duon Chell (African Arts, Feb. 87, pg. 52)

Accession Number:
1999.142.8
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

Ancestor figure. Style used only in Moba tribe. Rare. Used in entrance hall of compound to represent the head of a lineage. Used as shrine figures called tchitcheri. Metal stand

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