Lot: 254

85th Tribal Art Auction

Standing pair of figures

Nigeria, Chamba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Gerd Korinthenberg, Düsseldorf, Germany H: 14.4 inch;
14.6 inch
2000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, reddish patina, remains of pigments, min. dam., small missing parts, fine cracks, slight traces of abrasion, base; in the 17th century the Chamba settled south of the Benue nearby the Jukun. Statuettes of the Chamba are quite rare. The staff-like "tauwa" figures can be found more frequently. Present couple probably representing ancestors.