Cameroon Antique Wood Fertility Statue with Urn, Hand-Carved from One Tree (102123)

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Cameroon Antique Wood Fertility Statue with Urn, Hand-Carved from One Tree  (102123)
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This item SOLD at 2020 Sep 02 @ 13:33UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Antique Wood, Hand Carved Statue, believed to be a medicine man, Shaman, or witch doctor performing a fertility ritual. 1920s or earlier. Carved from a Single Tree, according to the history provided by Consignor. The medicine man is holding an urn which held coals that were lit to send smoke to the Gods to grant wishes of the tribes people. The lid of the urn, has a Jaguar, indicating this tribe was a member of " The Jaquar Cult" Below the urn are two male statues , holding it up. It is 43" tall, and 20" wide at the base. See photo for condition, a natural crack from the original tree is visible in the bottom of the urn. Wooden statue, stained black. Extremely rare, and said to be one of 2 known, according to the consignor, with the other specimen at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York.

Date: 1920's Or Earlier
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State: Cameroon