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Superb old silky smooth light brown patina
Size: 15cm high, 14.5cm wide, 7cm deep - 6 ins high, 5¾ ins, 2¾ ins deep
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Ex Private Suffolk UK collection
A herd of cattle was the supreme symbol of social harmony, wealth, pride and power to the people of the cattle based migrant culture of Southern Africa. Caring for cattle determined the migratory nature of the groups existence, resulting in the construction of a set of beliefs coherent with this way of life. Reverence for the ancestors aligns with a profound respect for cattle, thus creating a symbolic world that reinforces and underpins the relationship between the group and its cattle, ancestors and the fertility required for future survival.