Mami Wata figure Ewe - SOLD OUT

Divinity in art and culture in Africa: Mami Wata

This authentic African monoxyl figure is covered with a thick polychrome patina in very good condition. Classically, one observes a standing figure, the colored skin, encircled by animal figures: snakes. One is yellow and somehow frames the character, the other is green and seems to want to rise to his height.

It is a depiction of divinity called Mami Wata among the Ewe and other West African ethnic groups, but also found on the other side of the Atlantic, in Brazil and in the Caribbean as a result of population movements initiated by the Portuguese at the time of slavery.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
57 x 13 cm
Ethnic group
Ewe
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Togo
Origin
Tribal Art Collection Portugal

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