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Songye Nkisi (Power Figure), Belande, DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/post/108587186259/dr-congo-songye-nkisi-power-figure-belande

Songye Nkisi (Power Figure), Belande, DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/post/108587186259/dr-congo-songye-nkisi-power-figure-belande

Fang Artist, Cameroon. Male and Female Reliquary Guardian Figures (19th century). Wood, brass, glass.  Courtesy of the HIGH Museum of Art (ATL):   In the dense equatorial region of central Africa, Fang sculptures like these were carved as guardian figures to sit upon bark boxes containing a family's ancestral relics. As sentinels, the sculptures are upright, frontal, and symmetrical; they are alert and at attention. A Fang elder described how, "Their faces are strong, quiet, and reflective…

Fang Artist, Cameroon. Male and Female Reliquary Guardian Figures (19th century). Wood, brass, glass. Courtesy of the HIGH Museum of Art (ATL): In the dense equatorial region of central Africa, Fang sculptures like these were carved as guardian figures to sit upon bark boxes containing a family's ancestral relics. As sentinels, the sculptures are upright, frontal, and symmetrical; they are alert and at attention. A Fang elder described how, "Their faces are strong, quiet, and reflective…

Africa | Wakara statue from the Dogon people of the Douenza region, north of the Bandiagara Escarpment, Mali | Wood | 19th century

Africa | Wakara statue from the Dogon people of the Douenza region, north of the Bandiagara Escarpment, Mali | Wood | 19th century

Songye Nkisi (Power Figure), Belande, DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/post/108587186259/dr-congo-songye-nkisi-power-figure-belande

Songye Nkisi (Power Figure), Belande, DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/post/108587186259/dr-congo-songye-nkisi-power-figure-belande

A Great male  Ancestor-figure nommo, Dogon-People, Mali  arms raised like swimmer, or two big ears

A Great male Ancestor-figure nommo, Dogon-People, Mali arms raised like swimmer, or two big ears

Africa | Female figure "anjenu" from the Idoma people of Nigeria | Wood, polychrome paint

Africa | Female figure "anjenu" from the Idoma people of Nigeria | Wood, polychrome paint

Africa | Female Figure. By the Ogol Circle of Artists, Dogon culture ~ Mali | 542,500$ ~ Sold

Africa | Female Figure. By the Ogol Circle of Artists, Dogon culture ~ Mali | 542,500$ ~ Sold

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