Große Affenstatue - Holz - Bulu - Kamerun

Beschreibung
Große Affenstatue - Holz - Bulu - Kamerun
Guter Zustand, mit Gebrauchsspuren

In Africa, animals play the leading role in myths, legends, proverbs and tales, which perpetuate and vivify arts of speech.
These serve as models to women and men.
Since an early age, the latter acquire their knowledge, also through initiation, by referring to codes drawn, among other things, from the oral tradition which attributes a determined value, positive or negative, to different animals, domestic or wild, present in their daily environment. The representation of a vast bestiary constitutes the visible face of a powerful and complex symbolic, operating within initiation ceremonies, propitiatory rituals, therapeutic practices, acts of divination or witchcraft.

Carved for an individual destined to serve these, the sculptures were unique, rarely more than one by village, and would belong to a single person. After the death of their owner, these figurines were kept by the family and transmitted to several generations in the village.

Private collection.

Los-Details
Objekt
Große Affenstatue
Ethnie/ Kultur
Bulu
Region/Land
Kamerun
Material
Holz
Zustand
Guter Zustand, mit Gebrauchsspuren
Wird mit Ständer verkauft
Nein
Abmessungen
54×20×54 cm
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