Galerie Peter Herrmann - Ancient Art from Africa

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Ijo, Nigeria
Wood, power objects behind glass
Painted with caolin and indigo
60 cm

A top-hatted chief is sitting on a stool and holds two scepter-like items. Behind him to persons with peculier hairstyle sitting on heads or masks. The chief shows teeths wich symbolises laughter. Embedded in the basis are power-ingrediences closed with glass which concludes a use not only as a shrine figure but rather activ in ceremonies.


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