Sakalava funerary post – Madagascar – end 19th – early 20th
The Sakalava kingdom appeared on the west coast of Madagascar around 1500. They burry their dead in cemeteries outside of the villages, where the graves are adorned with figures ( male, female, copulating couples or birds). The figures are placed on each corner and in the middle of the longest side. The north -east corner of the tomb has a figure representing the deceased.
87,5cm high – 14cm wide – 10cm depth
All dimensions are without the mounting