NOVICA

Wood sculpture

A priest of solemn expression stands with a gourd in his hands in this alluring statuette by Victor Yao Delanyo. The statuette represents the Akan gunsa ( libation-pouring ) funeral custom where the men bring something to drink to the deceased's grieving family. This is viewed as a way of conveying one's condolences. Delanyo carves the statuette from sese wood keenly detailing expression and tribal markings. The priest is accessorized with colorful glass beaded neckod keenly detailing expression and tribal markings. The priest is accessorized with colorful glass beaded necklaces. read more

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