Mossi Housepost, Burkina Faso height 41in (104cm)
Lot 108W
Mossi Housepost, Burkina Faso height 41in (104cm)
Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium
Auction Details
Mossi Housepost, Burkina Faso height 41in (104cm) Mossi House Post
Lot Details
Mossi Housepost, Burkina Faso
Wood
height 41in (104cm)

Provenance:
Eric Robertson, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited:
Museum for African Art. "Lasting Foundations: the Art of Architecture in Africa." Sepember 30, 2005 – January 6, 2006. Venue: World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery.

This Mossi sun shelter post is from the entrance to the village chief's residence. The Mossi chief holds meetings with dignitaries and other important persons in the shelter where the support posts are carved with figures and designs representing ideal physical and spiritual forms.

Cf. Roy, Christopher D., Alain Chaffin. Art of the Upper Volta Rivers, Univ. of Michigan: A. et F. Chaffin, 1987
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