Tji-Wara, Cimier

Tji-Wara, Cimier

Date
late XIX - early XXth
Size
Height : 28,5 cm, length : 56 cm
Collection
Tribal Art
Condition
good
Inventory number
501
Price
6'000
 

Stylization of the male antelope. Very nice dark crusty patina, head with open mouth showing tongue. The eyes are made of hammered iron nails. Long horns, one of which has a native restoration. 
The back of the head and horns are incised. Work in two parts, as is customary for horizontal Tji-Wara, linked to the neck by bent irons. 
The object is worn during agricultural ceremonies, during sowing in the hope of increasing the future harvest. 

Provenance : 

  • Richard Vinatier Collection, Arles. 

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