Hermann Sommerhage

"Ghost picture" of a horse rider

Gbato - Senufo

Ivory Coast

Height 30cm / 11,81in

DESCRIPTION

Leather/Fur pattern

The so called "Ghost pictures" are used by young initiated to decorate houses after a 7 years initiation time.

This object was field collected by K.-H. Krieg

cf: "Kunst und Religion bei den Gbato-Senufo" by Karl-Heinz Krieg and Wulf Lohse; Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde; Page 128

Image of the painted house: courtesy of the Krieg family

No frame or stand!

CONDITION

Very good

Provenance

Karl-Heinz Krieg; Helen Adwoa Krieg, Neuenkirchen Germany

DATE

mid 20th century

Dimensions

Height 30cm / 11,81in

PRICE

EUR €

600,00

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