...
Search option




Discover our exceptionnal items

African art - Agni:

The Agni people are found in Côte d'Ivoire, among the Akan group, and in southern Ghana. They were the first people to be discovered by European settlers in the 17th century. Although they are descended from the Akan people, their scuptural designs were influenced by the Baoule and the adjoining lagoon peoples. These are used to make contact with the ancestors. A ringed neck is a constant in Agni statuary.


Motherhood figure Agni
Sold item
African art > Maternity, statues, bronze, wood > Agni statue

Carved and decorated according to aesthetic criteria allowing to "capture" the spirit to which the medium or healer is addressing, this maternity has an elaborate braided hairstyle and beaded ornaments. beads. Each of the children on her lap grasps a breast. These types of statues were valued for the effectiveness of the rites they performed.
Satin polychrome patina. The work of a sculptor from the Agni ethnic group, a sub-group of the rich and famous Akan people present in the Ivory Coast and southern Ghana, this African statue ensured communication with the spirits of the ancestors and genies established in the supernatural world and belonged to the Comian female members of secret societies, endowed with occult gifts. The Portuguese came into contact with the ...


View details

Sold

Agni Comian figure
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Agni figure

Agni sculpture in African art
Work of a sculptor of the Agni ethnic group, a subgroup of the rich and famous Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and southern Ghana, this polychrome African statue, used by the fetishist, has body and facial scarifications. The eyebrow arches meet on the ridge of the nose. Supported by a ringed neck representing her necklaces, the imposing head is topped with braided shells. This statue provided communication with the spirits of ancestors and geniuses established in the supernatural world and belonged to the female Comians members of secret societies, endowed with occult gifts. Restoration on the base. The Portuguese came into contact with the Akan at the end of the 15th century and quickly settled in the coastal region to develop the trade in gold ...


View details

280.00

Statue janiforme Agni
Sold item
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Agni Fetish

Figures depicted back to back, work of a sculptor of the Agni ethnic group, subgroup of the rich and famous people Akan present in Côte d'Ivoire and southern Ghana. Their reduced legs contrast with the proportions of the bust, from which the chest and umbilical point. Surmounting a long ringed neck, the ovoid heads are capped with a delicately engraved conical cap. This type of objects were used by the fetishist to establish communication with the spirits of ancestors and geniuses established in the supernatural world. These sculptures belonged to the female Members of the Comians of Secret Societies, endowed with occult gifts. Satin patina punctuated with residual kaolin inlays. The Portuguese came into contact with the Akan at the end of the 15th century and quickly settled in the ...


View details

Sold

Fertility statue Agni
Sold item
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Agni figure

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
Agni sculptor, a subgroup of the rich and famous Akan people in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, is a work of a sculptor of the Agni ethnic group, a subgroup of the famous Akan people in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, this polychrome African statue comes from the vast collection of African tribal art by Mr. Guy Mercier, now deceased, consultant for the Solvay Group, which undertook it at the beginning of the 20th century. While radiating in West and Central Africa as part of his work, and collecting in-situ works, the majority of his collection is nevertheless derived from \


View details

Sold

Female figure Agni
Sold item
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Agni

The work of a sculptor of the Agni ethnic group, a subgroup of the rich and famous Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and southern Ghana, this African statue with numerous tegumentary ornaments is depicted sitting on a stool akan . The remarkable work of the carefully coiffed head, the subtle modeling of the features, give a meditative character to the character. The imposing volume of the bust, with breasts sagging by age and motherhood, also distinguishes this rare piece. In contrast, the undersized legs rest, apart, on a base at the edge of the ribbed. A textile loincloth decorates the statue. This statue used by the fetishist provided communication with the spirits of ancestors and geniuses established in the supernatural world and belonged to the female Comians members of secret ...


View details

Sold





Previously viewed items
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A, rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100