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Africa | Fragment of a grave post "aloala" of the Mahafaly people of Madagascar | Wood

Africa | Fragment of a grave post "aloala" of the Mahafaly people of Madagascar | Wood

SCULPTURE funéraire en bois raviné représentant un oiseau (sans doute un échassier) dont le bec est orné d'un petit pédoncule. Aire Sakalava ou Vézo. Madagascar.

SCULPTURE funéraire en bois raviné représentant un oiseau (sans doute un échassier) dont le bec est orné d'un petit pédoncule. Aire Sakalava ou Vézo. Madagascar.

Figure d'ancêtre Dogon, XVIIe/XVIIIe siècle au pavillon des sessions, Musée du Louvre

Figure d'ancêtre Dogon, XVIIe/XVIIIe siècle au pavillon des sessions, Musée du Louvre

sakalava or vezo bird "This statue is a strong representation off a well sculpted bird. The tombs of important families of Saklava in Western Madagascar are often richly decorated with human and bird mijoa figures. The graves are often 2 to 3 generations maintained, after which they are left to weathering. The bird mijoa represents symbolically the relationship between the dead and the living. The arrangement of the graves is a fixed pattern: on a wooden fence located on the..."

sakalava or vezo bird "This statue is a strong representation off a well sculpted bird. The tombs of important families of Saklava in Western Madagascar are often richly decorated with human and bird mijoa figures. The graves are often 2 to 3 generations maintained, after which they are left to weathering. The bird mijoa represents symbolically the relationship between the dead and the living. The arrangement of the graves is a fixed pattern: on a wooden fence located on the..."

A Brief History of the Booty

A Brief History of the Booty

In ancient times, a booty was carved into wood or stone in order to spike a man's virility. Now we have Google. Here, for posterity, is a brief history of the posterior, from Degas to Beyoncé

Dogon Seated Male Figure C 18-19 - While the original context for this imposing work is undocumented, such figurative creations by Dogon masters are considered to have been commemorative in nature. Michel Leiris emphasized their role as supports for the nyama, or life force of a deceased individual.....

Dogon Seated Male Figure C 18-19 - While the original context for this imposing work is undocumented, such figurative creations by Dogon masters are considered to have been commemorative in nature. Michel Leiris emphasized their role as supports for the nyama, or life force of a deceased individual.....

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