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Koro cup (N° 22894)

Sculpture depicting an ancestor with an expressive face. The hollowed out abdomen was intended to contain beverages during ritual ceremonies. Surface coated with a thick satin patina, filmy, partially flaking. Internal clear (palm oil?) residues.

According to some authors, two people were drinking there at the same time.( Arts of Nigeria, A. Lebas)
It is in the northern part of the interior of Nigeria that the Koro settled, alongside the Waja, Mama, Hausa, and Dakakari. Best known for their masks adorned with red abrus seeds embodying the ancestors, they also use this type of ritual offering cups at funerals, during sacrifices and masked ceremonies.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyKoro
Countrynigéria
Material(s)wood
Height cm35
Width9 cm
Weight0.35 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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