At his event, each Fon had his own statue made, as well as that of the wife who had given him her first child. This statue is not an ancestral cult, it is commemorative. The shape is ample, the realism dynamic, the silhouette heavily balanced on spread legs. COUNTRY Origin: CAMEROON COMPOSITION: Hard wood APPROXIMATE
Catégorie : african arts
royal art at the center of African art. this type of representation pays homage to the warrior sultan NJOYA who at the end of the 19th century created the foundations of the Bamoun state in a modernist vision. he endowed the Bamuns with a scripture as well as a real administration; finally, he created a
The most famous African art objects are for example the famous terracotta of the Nok Culture created between the second half of the BC era and the 3rd century AD in the present-day region of central Nigeria; the Terres cuites de Djenné made between the 11th century and the 15th century in Mali, the famous
Yombé sculpture, top of a scepter, 19th century, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bas Congo region.
Bambara sculptures are mainly used during the annual ceremonies of the Guan society. These statues usually sport a crest-shaped hairstyle. This statue plays a very important role, symbolizing a seated woman called Guandoudou, known in the social world as Queen Bambar
African motherhoods are always amazing, and the thing that strikes you at first glance is that despite a great diversity of representations among many ethnicities, African motherhoods have all common point, the absence of gaze from the mother to the child … It is the representation of a person of rank, but not royal