I thought I'd post pics of some rare Tabwa posts I'll be adding to my collection for input from Lee and the group. These are from a village near Moba and are around 5 feet tall with the thickness of a softball (the taller one is closer to a baseball in circumference). They were kept under a grass roof (hence the grey, weathered patina) and were used for village protection and fertility. The center post is capped with a stylized rabbit figure.
Has anyone seen anything similar to these--vis a vis DRC village posts or the use of a rabbit figure as a fertility symbol in Africa? I think the interlocking shape of the posts (symbolizing male and female, I believe) is interesting, as is the bend/crook in the rabbit post, which to my eyes seems to symbolize pregnancy.
Any thoughts or input from the group is welcome.