Lot: 418

77th tribal art auction

Female pair of figures

Cameroon, Bangwa

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Austrian Private Collection, Vienna H: 28 und 11.6 inch 500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, brown patina, traces of black paint, with tapering knees rising from short legs, supporting stocky trunks with short arms, both hands incised, crowned by pear-shaped heads with round cheeks and castanet-eyes, dam., minor missing parts (nose, chin, foot tips), cracks, traces of insect caused damage (backside), rep. (right foot of one of the figures), abrasion, ; presumaby depicting two pregnant women.

Homberger, Lorenz (Hg.), Kamerun, Kunst der Könige, Museum Rietberg, Zürich, 2008, p. 195