A zoomorphic/anthropomorphic Koro cup sculpture, Nigeria, standing on a rectangular base, on wedge feet, thin bent legs, the central abdomen of the figure form two cup-like shapes, tapering breasts with large nipples, broad shoulders leading to free-hanging, slightly bent arms, wedge-shaped hands, scarification marks in form of triangles at the back, an elongated neck supporting an oval head, a pointed slit mouth, the nose and the eyes are formed only as an incision in the face, a large ears of different form, atop of the head two horns; brown patina, traces of age and ritual use. Provenance: Abdoulaye Ousmane, Lomé, Togo.
This type of cups was used to drink and to pour libations of beer or palm wine during ritual sacrifices.
400 – 500,- Euro
Height: 47 cm
Weight: 1,4 kg