Lot: 78

87th Tribal Art Auction

Male figure "bangala"

Burkina Faso, Dagari

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Günther Filla, Bochum, Germany H: 8.3 inch 600 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, brown patina, metal ring, upper part of the body partly wrapped with cloth, sacrificial traces (et. al. feathers), min. dam., cracks, base. Not until the 1990s the Dagaris phallic conceived abstract ancestor figures came to be known overseas. Each of these figures represents a deceased family member. They were placed on the ancestor shrines of families and were used in the ancestral cult.