|Object:||A-TSHOL SHRINE FIGURE|
|Ethnic group / culture:||Baga|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
Stunning Shrine figure from the Baga people of Guinea. This zoomorphic figure is an Anok (Bird Mask and Stand) from the Baga peoples of Guinea. The mask features a long and pointed bird beak, incised carvings, with human features. There are also triangular shaped holes at the base of the head. There is a stand that this mask sits upon for display. The bird like carving was used at harvest time and funerary rites, also by the members of the Simo society. Every family owns an elek representing the lineage of which it is protector and the most visible sign. It punishes the guilty, for it.
Good condition with traces of tribal use. The face contains a crack in the wood.
The figure can get taken out from the stand.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.
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