605 - 44 cm funeral urn with scarifications

Bura Asinda Sikka
Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger

As nature is composed of all different sizes, here is the smallest of our funeral urns, also clearly phallic, bringing to mind how much the departed are still present among the living, how much death revels in life in a neverending virtuous cycle. We find here the same alternation of squares, concentric circles, and very graphic and pure lines. And again, this prominent navel, round, like a punctuation mark, is another representation of the way life is passed on.

When we consider that the urn once contained the possessions of the deceased, would this one have had less in life than others?

H. 44 cm
3-11th century

» Contact us about this statue