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Statue figurative cup Gbene Koro
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Anthropomorphic sculpture composed of a figure of an ancestor in a frontal position whose abdomen forms a container for beer or palm wine during ritual ceremonies. The face, which appears helmeted, is unusual. Coated with a velvety black patina, a break in one arm had to be restored. Erosions. According to some authors, two people drank from it at the same time (Arts du Nigéria, A. Lebas). It was in the northern part of the Nigerian interior that the Koro settled, alongside the Waja, Mama, Hausa, and Dakakari. Mostly known for their masks decorated with red abrus seeds embodying the ancestors, they also use this type of ritual offering cups at funerals , during sacrifices and masked ceremonies.


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Gbene figurative cup, Koro
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World African tribal art, whose abdomen displays a double cup used to drink and pour libations of beer or palm wine, during ritual sacrifices. Built on the same structure: an effigy of a standing ancestor, in this case supporting the cup of his two hands. The bent legs are spread. Erosions of use, patina particularly glossy and satin locally. Desication cracks. Piece attached to plinth. Acquired by Guy Mercier, consultant for the Solvay group, who undertook at the beginning of the 20th century to assemble a vast collection of African tribal art. 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 Curiosity cabinets which abounded in European capitals during the 1920s. It also comes from ...


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Gbene Koro double-cut statuette
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Koro

Anthropomorphic sculpture composed of two figures of ancestors depicted back to back. Their abdomen, in which the umbilical is indicated by two cauris covered with a resinous layer, forms a cup intended to contain beer or palm wine during ritual ceremonies. Details such as scarifications on the face, brass nails for prunes, digitized feet and hands, geometric incisions on the bust, and coiled ropes embellish the statuette. Satin brown patina, use of red pigments, resinous aggregates.
According to some authors, two people drank there at the same time. (Arts of Nigeria, A. Lebas) It is in the northern part of the interior of Nigeria that the Koro , alongside Waja, Mama, Hausa, and Dakakari, settled. Especially known for their masks adorned with red seeds of abrus embodying the ...

Ritual cup Koro Gbene
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Ritual cup Koro Gbene

Anthropomorphic figure with upright arms, perched in a slight inclination on a stylized head with large hollow circular ears, its abdomen forms a cup intended to contain beer or palm wine on the occasion of ritual ceremonies. The feet and hands are fingered and their spaces are coated with white kaolin. The character has three long parallel streaks on the face related to tribal scarification. Beautiful polychromy.Drying cracks. Lack and strongly eroded base resting on a suitable base. According to some authors, two people were drinking at the same time (Arts of Nigeria, A. Lebas) It is in the northern part of the interior of Nigeria that the Koro, along with the Waja, Mama, Hausa, and Dakakari. Mostly known for their masks adorned with red seeds of forefathers embodying the ancestors, ...


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