Lot: 22198e vente aux enchères
Figure de poteau "kundul"
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, 6 May 1978, Lot 353||H: 40,5 cm||
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wood, red pigment, encrusted patina, rest., base
"Kundul" figures almost always appear in male/ female pairs, mounted on iron spikes, enabling the sculpture to be stuck in the ground.
They were used as protection and in divination. They were frequently washed with liquid clay, "fed" with offerings of millet beer or millet porridge and rubbed with oil which explains the thickness of the patina.