Mossi Ancestor Figure



Mossi Ancestor Figure

  • Origin: Mossi People, Burkina Faso
  • Features:
    • Distinctive long neck, longer than the body itself.
    • The head showcases a unique hair design, cropped on both sides.
    • Flat, wide, web-like feet form a sturdy base.
    • Bell-shaped body with arms gracefully folded at the center.
    • Stands at a height of 39 cm.
    • Boasts a fine patina, highlighting its age and authenticity.
  • Significance: Ancestor figures in Mossi culture are revered and seen as a conduit between the living and the ancestral spirits. This figure embodies traditional aesthetics and represents the Mossi people’s deep connection to their past.
  • Condition: Authentic and in good vintage condition.

Description: This Mossi Ancestor Figure stands as a testament to the rich heritage of the Mossi people from Burkina Faso. Its elongated neck, distinct from the bell-shaped body, along with its uniquely cropped hair design, speaks to the craftsmanship and attention to detail. The flat, wide feet and folded arms enhance its stateliness, making it an excellent addition for collectors and enthusiasts of African art.


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