Togo Pair of Terrracotta Ancestor Figures


10769. Togo Pair of Terrracotta Ancestor Figures


Size:13-3/8 inches & 12-5/8 inches H. Compare with similar examples in Olderogge, Dmitrys The Art of Africa, photos by Werner Forman, 1969 Hamlyn House Press page 141 (scan attached)Provenance: Private PA. collection, acquired about 30 years ago. Pair of abstract figures on flared base supports each with paddle-like hands and feet extended before them, pointed breasts, and bare penis. Their faces are modeled with open eyes, flared nostrils and mouth in hollowed tubular form. Hollow heads form vessel with open top, and nodded hair around flared rim. Abraded surface, deposits.


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