Lot: 243

88th Tribal Art Auction

Female figure with horned hairdo

Ghana, Fante

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Gerard Sand, Brussels, Belgium
Wolf-Bernard Müller, Krefeld, Germany
H: 19.7 inch 900 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, whitened, accents in black, string of glass beads, encrustations with clay-like mass, slightly dam., abrasion of paint, crack backside (spread with mass). This figure’s horned coiffure was fashionable in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The colour white "hyire" is important to the Akan. Figures in shrines were covered with white clay to indicate their spirituality.