Lot: 282

85th Tribal Art Auction

Figure d´autel

Nigéria, Yoruba

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
American Private Collection H: 55,5 cm 5000 EUR
Frais supplémentaires : 21% de commission, TVA, expédition et assurance transport

wood, remains of polychrome paint, strings of glass beads, carved with dress-like garment, holding a knife and a club-like item, eyes with drilled pupils, min. dam., cracks, missing parts (coiffure), traces of abrasion; altar figures do not represent the deities themselves, but can be seen as embodiments of the worshippers or priests. The figures were created to point out the dignity of the sacrifices as well as the requests of the worshippers.