An Aja, Voodoo healing terracotta of Togo or Benin, collected close to the Mono river, border region between Togo and Benin, remnants of white kaolin; some small damages but otherwise surprisingly good condition.
“The art of manufacturing and the knowledge of its use are reserved for only a few old people today; the young generation, brought up by missionaries, often no longer even know of their existence”, Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler, Erde und Erz, S. 271.
Lit.: Blier, Suzanne Preston. African Vodun – art, psychology and power. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1995. Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler, Erde und Erz. 2500 Jahre Afrikanische Kunst aus Terrakotta und Metall, 1979.
500 – 600,- Euro
Height: 62 cm
Weight: 6,2 kg