Lot: 9

Rare figural fragment of a "great man"

North Pakistan, Kalash Kafirs

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Renaud Vanuxem, Paris, France H: 22.8 inch 8000 EUR / 16000 EUR

wood, traces of weathering, base One or two years after the actual burial, the relatives would place memorial or ancestor figures for important men (and women), such as the present one, either near the dead or along the paths leading to the cemetery. This occasion was marked by feasts in the whole village.