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Gbene Koro double-cut statuette
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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 > Ritual cup Koro Gbene

Ex-collection English African art.

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 ...


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