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Tête gardienne janiforme "kedie"

Côte d'Ivoire, Dan

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Old Swedish Collection
Jyrki Lammi, Helsinki, Finland
H: 20 cm 1000 EUR
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wood, slightly sticky rich patina,
The function and meaning of these head sculptures are not clearly understood. However, it can be considered certain that these heads are valued as powerful spiritual objects, the receptacles for tutelary spirits, "dü".

Johnson, Barbara C., Four Dan Sculptors, San Francisco 1987, p. 21