Persönlicher Fetisch - Fali - Kamerun - Erste Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts

Beschreibung
Persönlicher Fetisch - Fali - Kamerun - Erste Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts
Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts - Vintage - benutzt mit sichtbaren Gebrauchsspuren

Height: 14 cm; 5.5 inches.
Provenance: private collection, Belgium.
Lot Essay and Expertise of the Gaunt Tribal Art Gallery, United Kingdom, ref SQ8361249.
Dating: 1950s.

Fetish figurine formed by an iron bar in the shape of a stylised human figure with spread arms and legs. It is wrapped in snake skin, filled with magical substances; the extremities of the arms and legs are tied with a string in vegetable fibre.

The Fali live on the rocky plateaus, surrounded by the peaks of the northern mountains of Adamawa, in northern Cameroon. The Fali do not have a centralised traditional political organisation. They present a patrilineal progeny and a virilocal residence. The vastest hamlets and villages are inhabited by lineages ruled by a chief descending of the founder of the village. They believe in a supreme and very abstract divinity named Fao. The heart of their religious life is the ancestors’ cult. Masks representing the original couple and the most illustrious descendants of a family lineage are stored in a family enclosure; more recently, masks were often replaced by sacred stones, such as the stones made by ritual specialists, to protect an individual or an entire community.

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Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Los-Details
Material
Fali
Periode
Erste Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts
Region/Land
Kamerun
Zustand
Sehr guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
Abmessungen
14×0×0 cm
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