Lot: 94

Standing male figure

D. R. Congo, Basikasingo (eastern)

Provenance Size Hammer price
North Collection, London, England
Ladislas Segy, New York, USA (acquired in 1951)
Rolf Huisgen, Munich, Germany (1975)
H: 14.4 inch sold

wood, pigments, traces of insect caused damage, base According to Segy, these figures were placed at burial grounds. Accordingly, he interpreted the gesture of the figure, with the hand placed on the left cheek, as a gesture of mourning.

Certificate Ladislas Segy, No. 846, New York, June 25, 1975
Segy, Ladislas, "African sculpture speaks", 3rd print., 1961, p. 227, fig. 270; The same, "African sculpture speaks", 3rd ed. (revised and enlarged), 1969, p. 262, ill. 402