Lot: 9487th Tribal Art Auction
Small calabash altar
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Günther Filla, Bochum, Germany||H: 6.5 inch||
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bowl from pumpkin, filled with unfired clay, three wooden figures, skull of a small animal, bones and claws inserted, entirely covered with encrusted sacrificial patina. The altar may have belonged to a family or to a whole village community. The attributes refer to various deities.