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Tchitcheri Figure - Moba People - Ghana and Togo

Price: $2,800.00





TITLE: Tchitcheri Figure
MATERIAL: Wood
PEOPLE: Moba
COUNTRY: Ghana and Togo
DESCRIPTION: In advising individuals, families, or clans, Moba diviners prescribe tchitcheri figures to fortify their clients and improve their lives.
Such works increase the efficacy of the ritual actions performed at shrines by calling forth positive ancestral influences.
They are protective and promote health and prosperity on a range of different levels.
When a particular problem disrupted an individual's life, diviners often recommended the addition of a figurative work to that person's private altar.
Similarly, problems of broader concern, such as diseased livestock, poor harvests, or infertility, often led diviners to prescribe that a larger work be commissioned for a family shrine.
Dimensions: 37in. tall or 38.75in. tall on its 9in.-square base

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