Lot: 240

97th Auction

Anthropomorphic pole figure "okuli"

Nigeria, Koro

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Hans Petereit, Cologne, Germany H: 44.9 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, base

"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