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Sculpture – The Ancestor

 

T he large forest peoples have always attached a particular importance to the skull as the seat of the vital forces. Remembering the deceased ancestor, is not a cult per se, but, in ancient times, the culture was oral, an important memorial object.
The living receive life of their known (and remembered) ancestors and their transmission of cultural inheritance linked to the origins.
The ancestors thus become intermediaries between the living and the dead.

African Homage The Ancestor

“The Ancestor” © Addé 2015
Keeping the ancestor’s skull as a mark of respect and faith.

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

African Homage The Ancestor

“The Ancestor” © Addé 2015
Keeping the ancestor’s skull as a mark of respect and faith.


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  • peter neibert January 7, 2016, 19:09

    Eyes and teeth of the ancestor. Feel them.

    • Addé January 11, 2016, 17:45

      Yes, Peter, you’ve just nailed it! Thank you!

  • ladyfi December 8, 2016, 18:11

    Fascinating culture and what a beautiful ancestor.

    • Xea B December 9, 2016, 18:33

      Thank you Lady Fi, we, per se, all have ancestors, lucky those who can link to them!

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