Lot: 24097th Auction
Anthropomorphic pole figure "okuli"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Hans Petereit, Cologne, Germany||H: 44.9 inch||
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"Okuli" were used to ritually pound the ground during great ceremonies.There are also pole figures with separate legs called "obakuli". One of these is illustrated in Neyt, p. 34, fig. 9.
Neyt, Francois, Nigerian Primitivism, Brussels n.d., p. 34, fig. 9