giovedì 20 aprile 2017

Zigua fetish figures

Animal fetish figure made from Terracotta, wrapped with a fetish bundle with the hand of a little animal. cm. 6 x 12
Some comparations from AA.VV. Tanzania, Jens Jahn, 1994







Zigua fetish figure made from Terracotta wrapped in cloth (damaged by insects).
21 cm. The both figures came from Jacques Durier ex collection (volcanologist in Goma Congo RDC from 1972 to 2009).



domenica 26 febbraio 2017

Lobi figures

All of them were in my collection for some years but I've never showed them, yet.
The bigger one is 38 cm high and clearly shows a remarkable age.
They all came from Thomas Waigel collection.





38 cm.








15 cm.








14 cm.









26 cm.




venerdì 17 febbraio 2017

Venavi figures

(Again…)
The Venavi family in my collection is growing… these are the items from the last year of acquisitions.
A lot of examples have been field collected by the friend Franco Lucato in Lomé (Togo) in the recent years. The couple in the home-shrine came from Christian Siegenthaler (Ger).































A very strange and unusual type… maybe Nigerian?