Lot: 339

85th Tribal Art Auction

Couple

Gabon, Tsogho

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Emil Storrer, Zurich, Switzerland
Edith Hafter, Solothurn, Switzerland
H: 17.5 inch & 17.7 inch 1500 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, dark brown patina, remains of pigments, metal nails, post-like bodies tapering to a point, uniform posture of arms, facial features and coiffure, cavities for insertion of magical substances at the inner side, dam., cracks, traces of abrasion, base; the rare statuettes of the Tsogho were used for rites of the "bwiti" society and for the ancestral cult "mombe".