Sherbro, Sierre Leone, 16-19th C.
William Siegmann - Ex. African art Curator for the Brooklyn
Museum of Art
A classic example of a Kissi stone Pomdo. These ancient carvings from stone were found in Sierre Leone fields and kept at important shrines as they were thought to have great power. This example has the traditional afro-Portuguese type face and is quite charming in appearance; with its large ears and inviting facial expression. The body is seated and there is good use of negative space under the head. There is some slight loss but this is to be expected in an object this old. The patina is of a lighter color; no restorations were done on this object.
This stone figure stands 5.25 in tall.
SOLD / IN 10-12-11