TITLE: Ancestral Figure
MATERIAL: Wood & sacrificial patina
COUNTRY: Northwest Cameroon
The Kaka are a small ethnic group that border
Nigeria and often mistakenly referred to as
Keaka, a neighboring ethnic group.
A rare and
powerful figure most likely represents an
ancestor. The long torso, and short legs are
typical Kaka proportions.
These figures were
hung on the roof of houses where the smoke
would encrust the figure and together with countless libations offered to it, create a thick, crusty patina.
Ex. Leonard Kahan Gallery, New York, and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
DIMENSIONS: 16" height x 4.5" width x 5" depth