Ancestral Figure - Mossi, Burkina Faso
Ancestral Figure - Mossi, Burkina Faso
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Ancestral Figure - Mossi, Burkina Faso

$9,800.00
Wooden figures such as this are owned by Mossi diviners who are said to be able to control the spirits that inhabit the bush that surrounds each village. The scarification and body adornment are indications of rank. For chiefs, they serve as symbols of office and memorials after their deaths.

Dimensions: 32"H

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