Large figure of a female, used as an ancestoral statue on family altars, Decorated with iron pigment,clay and two small shells for eyes. Height.;36 cm. Ewe.Togo.
Beautiful offering-bowl with two heads of birds. Thick sacrificial crust. Used on family altars. Late Tellem or early Dogon. Mali.
A pair of "bird-men", used on family-altars to consult the ancestors. Liquids are poured over these figures to make communication with the ancestors more easy. Traces of this are still visible. H.30cm, Ewe/Adan, Togo.
Middle-sized female figure, used as an ancestoral statue on family-altars. Well-carved and curved piece,made of hard wood. Nice patina. Height.;35 cm. Ewe, Togo.
Brightly painted statue of a seated female, hands on the knees. The toes on the right-foot have been ritually removed. Well-used figure. Height: 47cm. Senoufo, Ivory-Coast.
Beautiful, well-used "Mami Wata", a mermaid-like godess, used as a protective force on family altars. Painted in bright colours. Height;37 cm. Fon, Togo.
Wooden Voodun-figure, used on family altars as a protective force. Around the waist and neck extra small figurines are attatched, to make this figure more strong. Well-patinated. Height 23 cm. Moba, Northern-Togo.
4 Small flat figurines, used on family altars, to communicate with the ancestors. Rudimentary human outllines. Figures representing market women, carrying their ware on their heads. Height. 18-19 cm. Ewe,Togo.
2 Well-worn Moba-figures, used to ward off evil spirits around the courtyard. Height; 56 and 60 cm. Northern-Togo. On a steel socle.
Five small statuettes; no1 and no.5 are Dogon. The others are made by the Lobi.Figure no.2 is a double-figure. H. 10-13 cm. Mali/ Burkina Faso.