ALA: PSYCHOPOMPS Original framed painting.

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ALA: PSYCHOPOMPS Original framed painting.

250.00

psychopomp

/ˈsʌɪkə(ʊ)pɒmp/

noun

  1. (in Greek mythology) a guide of souls to the place of the dead.

    • the spiritual guide of a living person's soul.

      "a psychopomp figure who stays by her and walks in her dreams"

THIS IS ALA; AN AFRICAN IGBO PSYCHOPOMP. SHE IS THE FEMALE DEITY OF EARTH, FERTILITY, MORALITY AND CREATIVITY. SHE RULES OVER THE UNDERWORLD AMD HOLDS THE DECEASED’S ANCESTORS IN HER WOMB. SHE JUDGES HUMAN ACTIONS AGAINST TABOOS OR CRIMES COMMITTED AND SENDS HER PYTHON AS A MESSENGER FROM THE UNDERWORLD TO DO HER BIDDING. HER SYMBOL IS THE CRESCENT MOON AND THE YAM IS THE GIFT TO THE LIVING.

THIS ORIGINAL GRAPHITE, WATERCOLOUR AND METALLIC INK PAINTING IS A3 BUT COMES FRAMED WITH MOUNT IN AN A2 FRAME. 42 X 67CMS READY TO HANG.

ALA IS CURRENTLY ON EXHIBITION AND NOT FOR SALE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, THOUGH THERE ARE PRINTS AVAILABLE IN THE PRINT SECTION.


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