1st half 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
|Total nr of items:||1|
|Object:||Artefact (More lots)|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Mende|
|Region/ country:||Sierra Leone|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Rare and mysterious Nomoli, ancient fertility symbol, hard stone figure.
in sitting position ( crouched ) with the hands on the chest.
It is believed that these figures, found by farmers when processing their land, are several hundred years old.
Exact origin / origin is not clear, but they are quite old. The local populations have their own and different stories and explanations about the origin of these stone figures.
The Mende see these as divine messengers, gods of the rice, the kissi find these images of ancestors .
If found, they are often placed in the field of altar / shrines, along the fields and cared for as prosperity and fertility.
Stone is a rarely used material in African sculpture.
Field collected , by former KLM couple, stationed ad Monrovia in the years 1956-1960.
Catawiki member since January 31, 2016, received 11 reviews in total (10 in last 12 months)
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Il bellissimo NOMOLI MENDE, della Sierra Leone, è finalmente arrivato. Purtroppo l'imballaggio non era perfetto e la pietra si è scheggiata in un gomito. Scatola piccola. Gigi Oderzo Treviso ITALIAPlease note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Dear Customer,
What a pity to hear, hope that the damage is not too bad! I always take care of the packaging and will improve it even more! I hope that despite this accident/damage you still will enjoy the Nomoli.
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: Amstelveen (Noord Holland), Netherlands.
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