Lot: 10487th Tribal Art Auction
Three small figurines
D. R. Congo, Chokwe
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Günther Filla, Bochum, Germany||H: 2.4 inch - 2.8 inch||
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wood, brown patina, simplified forms, slight traces of abrasion, bases. Several of these small figures were in the diviner's basket. After he shaked the basket, he interpreted the cause for a stroke of fate or told the future according to the position of figures now on top. Because of the pose it is very likely that "katwambimbi" is depicted, the "weeping woman" foretells an imminent dead.