Much of West African cosmology revolves around the human experience with the spirit and ancestral world. Therefore, spiritual figures, such as this ancestor pair, served as a link between the two worlds and were highly revered within society. The sculptures were physical "resting points" for spirits and depicted idealized male and/or female figures. This particular pair are fluid in design and exhibit long symmetrical abdomens. Their facial expressions are mirrored and appear tranquil. The decorative features are quite remarkable; from the patterning of the clothing and jewelry to the the hair detailing on the female figure.