African Moba Figure Collection - Female Moba Figure
African Moba Figure Collection - Female Moba Figure
African Moba Figure Collection - Female Moba Figure

African Moba Figure Collection - Female Moba Figure

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$ 9,000.00
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$ 9,000.00

African Moba Figure Collection - Female Moba Figure

Moba figures stand as sentinels in front of Togo homes and village entrances, and are also placed on intimate family altars, providing protection for those who respect them. TraditionallyTchitcheri could only be birthed by individuals whose fathers were diviners, the carvingconsidered a highly delicate operation, requiring special prayers and precautions for these ritually charged objects.The female Moba presented here, has seen years of exposure, and hasweathered, becominghighly valued in the culture. In their minimalist aesthetic, Mobas merge the best of the "primitive" and the post-contemporary.
Thisfigureisunusually large, heavy, and old. Female representations of Moba are particularly rare. We estimatethis Moba to be late 19th century or earlier.
On custom museum metal mount.
The female: 106 cm/45 inches high x 26 cm/10 1/2 inches wide

Weight without stand:14.15 kg / 31 lbs 4 oz