Fine Moba Figure, Togo(25 views)
Description: Mobas ÒTchitcheriÓ protective figures stood in Togo homes and village entrances and could only be birthed by individuals whose fathers were diviners, the carving considered a highly delicate operation requiring special prayers and precautions for these ritually charged objects. An unusually old and large example, showing years of exposure. Circa late 19th Century.
Condition Report: Good
Provenance: Ex. German Private Collection
Dimensions: 42 in. x 9.5 in. / 114 cm. x 24 cm. // 32 lbs. 2 oz. / 15.2 kg.
Artist or Maker: Unknown
Exhibited: MB Abram Galleries
Date: Late nineteenth century or before