This Koro anthropomorphic palm wine cup features a standing figure with two cups on his chest. He is decorated with red berries. The statue stands at 24.5 inches tall and weighs 6 pounds. He would make an excellent addition to any collection.
Koro Anthropomorphic Cup 24.5″ – Nigeria – African Art
1 in stock
|Type of Object||
Cup Figure, Figure, statue
|Country of Origin||
Wood, pigment, cowrie shells, berries
Imperfections and wear and tear. See photos or inquire for more information.
About the Koro People
The Koro people settled north of the junction of the Niger and Benue Rivers. They carve abstract headdresses embellished with red seeds, which are thought to symbolize ancestor spirits and are used during agricultural rites and important social or family events. Anthropomorphic cups are used for drinking and pouring beer or palm wine during ritual sacrifices or secondary funerals.
Source: Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.