Lot: 71

85th Tribal Art Auction

Four twin figures "venavi"

Togo, Ewe

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
a-c) Henning Schmejkal, Holle, Germany (1979/80)
d) Marcia & Irwin Hersey, New York, USA
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 17. September 2011, lot 148
a-d) Hans Dietrich Rielau, Hösbach, Germany
1000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, brown patina, a) male, glass bead string around wrist and hips, side parting, h: 18 cm; b) female, adorned with a bracelet and three strings of glass beads, head, hands and feet blackened, h: 18 cm; c) female, black paint in some areas, h: 15 cm; d) male, rectangular face with bulging coiffure, h: 18 cm


a) Rielau, Hans Dietrich, Afrikanische Miniaturen, Norderstedt 2011, p. 26; c) Rielau, Hans Dietrich, Afrikanische Miniaturen, Norderstedt 2011, p. 29