EWE COUPLE 4, Ghana

Photographs © Tim Hamill

EWE, COUPLE 4, 8", $250, SOLD, Ghana

Usually representing spirits, ancestors or the primordial couple, these figures were placed in shrines and treated with great respect. Through a wide range of style, scale, belief and function the couples depicted share a timeless, serene equality necessary to the continuity of their societies. Traditionally, most of the couples are two freestanding figures, conceived as a unit, and posed frontally, symmetrically, in formal postures and of equal size.

These Ewe Couples are fetish-like combinations similar to their more common doll-like single figures.

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