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