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Ethnographic & Tribal Masks and Sculptures

Bariba People, Benin. Rare Terracotta Ceremonial Altar Vessel.

Price 6.840 €


The Bariba are a small ethnic group in the geographical centre of Benin,neighboring the Yoruba,whose style is reflected in the Bariba figural pottery.The disc shape top was used as a lamp at funerals or by healers. Light was produced with balls of cotton wool dipped in karite fat which were then lit. See K.F Schaedler's Encyclopedia p.79.

H x W x D

40 x 23 x 23 cm