This is a beautiful Mossi Carved Wood Female Statue with Cowrie Shell Eyes from Burkina Faso. The sculptors formed a separate caste and lived in separate quarters; they married exclusively within the caste. They were feared by their neighbors and participated actively in rituals. They made jewelry, metal and wood sculpture, statues, and masks. Maintaining good relations with the ancestors and a variety of supernatural forces is a major concern of Mossi ritual and motivates art production in the region. Figures are used by the ruling class to validate political power. For the most part female, linked to the power of the chiefs, these figures commemorated ancestors and were kept inside the hut of the oldest of the wives. They appeared only at the funeral of the sovereign and at the time of the annual sacrifice when the first fruit of the harvest would be offered. This fabulous female figure would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home.
COMES ON STAND
25" tall on stand
5 1/2" deep
Shows much age, loss of patina, has a broken foot and repairs, but overall in good condition. A collectors item.
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