TSOGO POSTS, Gabon

Tsogo
Post 10
81" high
$2000
 

 

Tsogo
Post 12
72" high
$600

  

Tsogo
Post 13
70.5" high
$800

 

Tsogo
Post 17
58" high
$1200
 

 

Tsogo
Post 18
64" high
$800

 

Tsogo
Post 19
59" high
$800

 

Tsogo
Post 14
64" high
$600
 

 

Tsogo
Post 20
43" high
$750

Tsogo
Post 21
45" high
$600

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 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

GO TO TSOGO ART PAGE

GO TO TSOGO DOORFRAMES PAGE

GO TO TSOGO MASKS PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN FIGURES PAGE

GO TO MASKS AND HEADS PAGE

GO TO NEW ADDITIONS PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN POSTS PAGE

HOMEPAGE

 Index by
TRIBE

 Index by
OBJECT

CONTACT US