Lot: 184

Headress "ogbom"

Nigeria, Eket / Igbo

Provenance Size Hammer price
Eric Robertson, New York, USA H: 43.7 inch 7000 EUR

wood, encrusted black patina, basketry, base "Ogbom" displays honored "ala" (earth mother) and called attention to her role in human and agricultural fertility and increase. In some areas it was a harvest celebration. Most of the known "ogbom" carvings are young females seated on stools. Depictions of males are rare.

Cole, Herbert M., Igbo, Milan 2013, p. 174 ff.