MEMORIAL FIGURE WAGA, KONSO TRIBE, SOUTH ETHIOPIA

Vaga figurines such as this one are placed on the outskirts of the villages by members of the Konso tribe, are usually displayed in a group and symbolize important ancestors. Male statues, depicting a particularly prominent ancestor, have a phallic ornament on their heads. Conso figurines are usually painted with natural red pigment. Patina, traces of use; hard, heavy wood.


Size: 84 см.
Period: end of XIX century
Price: €1250
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