Identification Statue

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Identification Statue

Post by AandY »

Can anyone help me identify
this figure?
It seems to be a shrine of some sort.

Thank you!

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Re: Identification Statue

Post by Julien »

Hi AandY,

Unfortunately this a recent (last 50 years or so, probably last 20) fantasy piece, made probably in Cameroon, in a vague Congo style.
Only decorative value and has nothing really to do with the original cultures, nicely made though.

These types of objects are made in the tens of thousands each year, and you can find stalls full of them on almost every major flea market.

The real deal is a lot harder to find and takes a lot of time and effort to even be able to start differentiating, I recommend buying books and visiting good museums, Cheers Julien
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