Standing anthropomorphic figure, around 1900
Southeast / South Africa, Malawi or Mozambique
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Christie's, London, 1980
Fernando Moncada, Lisbon, Portugal
Kevin Conru, London / Brussels, Belgium
Robert Lewitzki, Celle, Germany
|H: 27.2 inch||6000 EUR / 12000 EUR|
wood, rest., base
According to Conru, this statue would have been most likely used as a didactic tool for a young individual's education into the workings of adulthood.
Amongst the Venda for instance, such statuary would be used on specific oaccasions in initation ceremonies leading out of puberty.
Celler Schloß, Gotische Halle: "Afrikanische Kunst, Sammlung Robert Lewitzki", 10. Juli - 31 August 2012