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Guardian Statue: Ewe

Guardian Statue: Ewe

Wooden Statue from the Ewe tribe of Togo and Gabon with kaolin dusting.

Acquired because we had never seen a statue featuring a rifle and a knife. Rersearch has shown that the rifle is not an uncommon motif in Ewe culture as it represents a strong defense of their deities. It may also represent Torgbui Tsali who freed the Ewe from a tyrant according to legend. The Ewe, along with the Fon, are considered the root believers of Voodoo.

Other than a small crack and some insect damage it shows no indication of age. 

Approx. 20 1/2" High and 5" at the base.

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