Moba Tchitcheri Shrine Figure

Tchitcheri Shrine Figure
Moba Tchitcheri Shrine Figure

Artist: Unknown Moba artist

Name: tchitcheri shrine figure

Origin: Moba people of northeastern Ghana and northwestern Togo

Made of: Wood

Dimensions: H:33” (84cm)

From: Gift of Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb, 2008

Accession no. 2008.02.008

On display in the PLU’s Mortvedt Library (2nd floor)


Description: This Moba figure, in an abstract human form is carved from a single piece of wood. It shares common characteristics of other medium-sized Moba figures including elongated arms, short legs, and bulbous shaped head. It shows sign of wear on the wood such as some chipping on the arms, a hole on tope of the head, a cracking of the wood on the left side, and some wood deterioration, which suggests that this figure was outside and used by the society.