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Matakam Jar (N° 9009)

African art through terracotta Matakam pottery is known for its very fine patterns, sometimes resembling ropes, and this jar rests on three feet and its diameter shrinks before it disappears. Other pieces of brick color, this one is grayer.A small aliasing is also present on the edge.The Matakam also called Mafa are a population of Central Africa, especially present in the extreme north of Cameroon, also in Nigeria. are known to have been the first in contact with the German colonizer Monotheists, they believe a god of humans" named Jigile whose spelling may vary.However, they remain animists and thus, make sure to attract and to preserve the benevolence of the forces of nature, the ancestors being the mediators between the world of the living and Jigile, the Matakam thus practice the cult of the ancestors.  


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OriginPièce récoltée "in situ"
Height cm47
Width27 cm
Weight3.50 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1950

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