Fertility Figure

Bangwa, Cameroon,
19th century
Previous collection: Jacques Kerchache, Paris

This figure was used by a shaman and represents a patient. It is very old and expressive. The head is slightly tilted back and appears to be calling out to the spirit world. The rounded, smooth lines of the figure give it a subtle, yet strong presence. The surface of the figure has a very deep and dark brown, crusty patina. The figure is in excellent condition.

The figure stands 8 inches on its custom stand.

SOLD / IN 205