Lot: 9387th Tribal Art Auction
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Günther Filla, Bochum, Germany||
D: 11.8 inch;
H: 6.5 inch
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
pumpkin, clay-like mass, six wood figures, various iron objects, strips of fabric, one of the figures wrapped with cord and fit with animal horn and cowrie shells, completely covered by strongly encrusted sacrificial patina (palm oil and blood sacrifice), slightly dam., crack at the rim of the calabash (spread with mass). The altar may have belonged to a family or to a whole village community. The attributes refer to various deities.