|Kággęn I

$100.62

The most important spiritual being to the |Xam people of Southern Africa is |Kággęn – a folk hero, demiurge and trickster-deity. They are a artisan-like figure, both a creator and a destroyer, a saviour and a monster. |Kággęn is a shape shifter that can switch between any and all manifestations – a living testament to the interconnectedness of all things. They dole out teachings, rewards and punishments as they are needed – most famously as a praying mantis (Lewis-Williams, 2010; Bleek, 1929).


Mixed media on Museum Etching

480 x 420 mm

(original artwork is framed in one-off vintage frame with bronze plaque as per image)

Prints are on German Etching 310 gsm | 316 X 260 mmEdition of 15 | hand-signed, dated and numbered


Source image provided by Iziko Museums (William Fehr Collection)

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Artist: Samuel Davis
Name: “Home of the Fiscal Beelaerts van Blokland, corner of Strand and Burg Streets”
Date: c.1790


 

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SKU: Kággęn - Printed Artwork Category: