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Staff figure "tauwa" - Nigeria, Chamba

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Staff figure "tauwa" - Nigeria, Chamba

Lot 0375 Details

Description
wood, greyish brown patina, headdress with projecting horns, drilled ear holes for attachment of ornament, originally rising from iron spike (for plugging into the ground), slightly dam., missing parts (left forearm), abrasion of paint, rep. (left horn), base;
staff figures "tau-wandoa" (male) and "tau-kendoa" (female) are protective figures, mainly used against snake poison but also used during harvest ceremonies. They were kept in small houses called "wula tauwa", where they were stuck into the bottom of the ground.
H: 36,5 cm, H: 14,4 inch
Continent: Africa
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Staff figure "tauwa" - Nigeria, Chamba

Estimate €900 - €1,800
Feb 27, 2016
Starting Price €900
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0375: Staff figure "tauwa" - Nigeria, Chamba

Sold for €1,400
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Est. €900 - €1,800Starting Price €900
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Sat, Feb 27, 2016 08:00 AM
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Lot 0375 Details

Description
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wood, greyish brown patina, headdress with projecting horns, drilled ear holes for attachment of ornament, originally rising from iron spike (for plugging into the ground), slightly dam., missing parts (left forearm), abrasion of paint, rep. (left horn), base;
staff figures "tau-wandoa" (male) and "tau-kendoa" (female) are protective figures, mainly used against snake poison but also used during harvest ceremonies. They were kept in small houses called "wula tauwa", where they were stuck into the bottom of the ground.
H: 36,5 cm, H: 14,4 inch
Continent: Africa
Condition
...
See description

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