601 - 80 cm funeral urn with scarifications

Bura Asinda Sikka
Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger

Tall terra cotta memorial sculpture in the shape of a phallus. This very refined funerary piece, made to signify the presence of life after death, calls out to us by its natural phallic power. It is a sculpture contesting death and the passage of time. The decorative aspect is quite sumptuous, with its concentric circles, tangent and coiled lines, and beautifully curved etchings in parallel.

A vertical mark in the terra cotta at the top of the urn, insists on the analogy with the phallic representation of the burial, as if life and death death reciprocally nourish each other.

H. 80 cm
3-11th century

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