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antandroy ancestor figure madagascar

antandroy ancestor figure madagascar


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1900: Item # 1434647
galerie Cecile Kerner
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superb Antandroy figure .190cm these figures were in pairs at the exit of the villages Its unusual size distinguishes it however from these funerary statues which culminate at less than a meter, and its base, virgin of mortise, excludes its embedding in the traditional palisade protecting the tombs of Menabe. These isolated characters received offerings in the event of illness or specific wish to invoke their protection. There emerges a great force of expression of the face whose square eyes were undoubtedly encrusted The strong erosion of this hard wood(rosewood) testifies to its antiquity locate it in the 19th century this figure has all the legal exit documents as well as a photo and description sealed by the Malagasy ministry of culture
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