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Wiiso, ancestor pottery
Wiiso, ancestor pottery - Tribal Art Style Wiiso, ancestor pottery -
Ref : 112336
3 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Nigeria
Medium :
Terracotta
Dimensions :
H. 19.69 inch
Tribal Art  - Wiiso, ancestor pottery 19th century - Wiiso, ancestor pottery
Galerie Origines

Art Deco - Art Nouveau - Ceramics and Slip


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Wiiso, ancestor pottery

Rare ancestor pot from the Yungur region, eastern Nigeria.

Sacred pottery dedicated to the cult of the ancestors, it plays a role in healing, protection of hunters and formerly of warriors.

Anthropomorphic in character, this beautiful pottery presents a bearded head on a good neck, the belly taking up the arms returning to a prominent umbilicus.

Of significant size, it probably contains the spirit of a Yungur chief, preserved in a ritual enclosure on a sacred site.

Bibliography :
Terre africaine, Musée Barbier-Muller 2008, pages 240 and following, 440, cat. 107 for a very similar ancestor's pot.

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