Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Moba
The Moba statues are easily identifiable by their minimalist structure invariably presenting the same pattern: an imposing spherical head, engulfed here in the shoulders, sometimes engraved with sketchy features, surmounting a body and filiform limbs. The forward-facing legs, in this case, confer an illusion of movement. The raw wood, clear, criss-crossed, is speckled with blackish residual inlays. The reduced works were intended for the family altar. The tchitcheri less than 25 cm in the capacity of the ichthitcher is a personal talisman.
On the soothsayer's threads were entitled to sculpt this protective effigy. The Tchitcheri sakwa (pl. of Chicherik) represent an ancestor symbolized, founder of the clan, by a human body with an abstract face.
It was originally planted in ...