...
Search option




Discover our exceptionnal items

African art - Sakalava:




Sakalava Statue
objet vendu
African art > African Statues > Sakalava Figure

African art Malagasy.
The tropical island of Madagascar is located off the coast of Mozambique. Its first inhabitants are said to have made up Polynesians who have taken refuge on the eastern coast of Africa, but have been repelled by Arab-Muslim traders. Several kingdoms developed there as early as 1500, including Sakalava on the west coast of the island. The most famous plastic achievements of the Malagasy are a statuary linked to funeral rites. While the Mahafaly statues were an integral part of pillars aloalo, the fragments of panels above the heads testifying, the figures of ancestors Sakalava, in a round-bump, frequently represent the deceased and his companion of the opposite sex. The north-east of the tomb, sacred position associated with the aurora, the resurrection, the ...


View details

Sold

Sakalava Statue
objet vendu
African art > African Statues > Sakalava Statue

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
The wind, salt and sand have helped to criss-cross this figure of male ancestor, giving the wood this characteristic desication, resulting in an exceptional dullness of the clear patina. Whitish deposits are also thought to be due to the abrasive action of salt. A top of the hat caps the figure with arms attached to the right bust, legs semi-flexed. The most famous plastic achievements of the Malagasy consist of a tribal statuary linked to funeral rites. While the Mahafaly statues were an integral part of pillars aloalo , fragments of panels above the heads testifying, the figures of Sakalava ancestors, in round-bump, represent the deceased and his companion of the opposite sex. The north-east of the tomb, sacred position associated with the ...


View details

Sold

Sakalava ancestor statue
objet vendu
African art > African Statues > Sakalava Statue

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
The tropical island of Madagascar is located off the coast of Mozambique. Its first inhabitants are said to have made up Polynesians who have taken refuge on the eastern coast of Africa, but have been repelled by Arab-Muslim traders. Several kingdoms developed there as early as 1500, including Sakalava on the west coast of the island. The most famous plastic achievements of the Malagasy are a statuary linked to funeral rites. While the statues of the Mahafaly were an integral part of pillars aloalo , the fragments of panels above the heads testifying, the figures of ancestors Sakalava , in round-bump, frequently represent the deceased and his companion of the opposite sex. The north-east of the tomb, sacred position associated with the aurora, the ...


View details

Sold





Previously viewed items
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2020 - Digital Consult SPRL

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