Realm of the ancestors at tefaf -
This majestic janus reliquary figure is one of the rare effigies whose remarkable artistic quality of technicity (recognized by Louis Perrois) glitters as much as its small strips of brass in the light.
The strength of its concave/convex structure strongly defines this sculpture's presence in space. The two-dimensional faces symbolize the wonderful duality and complementarity: man-woman.
This spectacular janus effigie Placed on top of wickerwork baskets, in association with the cult of ancestors, guaranteering the continuity of the link between the living and the dead, watched over the ancestors's bones and communicated with the spirits.
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