WOOD,BEADS, HEIGHT 80CM
This unusual statue comes from the Lay-Nkum village. It was carved by the village’s master carver Tata Nqwen George after the first pornographic images made their appearance in the area. Apparently that was in 1906. The piece was later officially handed over to the settlements chief traditional healer where it was used to assist in treating impotence of men. The beaded table and the pornographic study look similar in style and finish, so it is assumed that both were created by Tata Nqwen George. Both pieces are in superb condition.