Ukranian Ancestor Stone

Based closely on the ‘baba/ bovvan/balbal’ stones that personified ancestors in a long tradition of steppe tumuli. It was believed that the souls of the dead were reborn with the sunrise so, like the Egyptian pyramids these kurgan helped the deceased to pass over to the next world.

Material: Ancaster limestone on a red sandstone base.

Dimensions of sculpture: 40cm H x 27cm W x 5cm D
Dimensions of base: 5cm H x 33cm W x 9cm D
This contemporary sculpture will be auctioned to raise money for humanitarian aid during the Ukrainian war. To place a bid contact The Art of Protest Gallery