TSOGO STYLE POSTS, Gabon

TSOGO STYLE
Post 10
81" high
$1200
 

 

TSOGO STYLE
Post 12
72" high
$500

  

TSOGO STYLE
Post 13
70.5" high
$600

 

TSOGO STYLE
Post 17
58" high
$800
 

 

TSOGO STYLE
Post 18
64" high
$600

 

TSOGO STYLE
Post 19
59" high
$600

 

TSOGO STYLE
Post 14
64" high
$500
 

 

TSOGO STYLE
Post 20
43" high
$500

TSOGO STYLE
Post 21
45" high
$500

Despite their traditional appearance and wonderful patinas, these Tsogo posts show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TSOGO STYLE POSTS, Gabon

Tsogo posts are connected with the Bwiti men's initiation society. The figures represent ancestors and harnessed their power to protect the house. Many are encrusted with cracking paint and offerings to the ancestors. Some are houseposts, some have a V-shaped top to hold a beam, some are pillars and some end in a figure and function only as a commerative post. Many of the figures share the muscular tension found in neighboring and better-known Fang figures.

 

 

TSOGO
Masks

 

TSOGO
Doorframes

 

TSOGO
Figures

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