Mobas “Tchitcheri” protective figures stood in Togo homes and village entrances and could only be birthed by individuals whose fathers were diviners, the carving considered a highly delicate operation requiring special prayers and precautions for these ritually charged objects. An unusually old and large example, showing years of exposure. Circa 19th Century.
Ex. German Private Collection.
42 in. x 9.5 in. / 114 cm. x 24 cm. // 32 lbs. 2 oz. / 15.2 kg.