Lot: 23297th Auction
Female puppet figure
Nigeria, Igbo / Izzi
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Robert Banks, Washington, USA||H: 19.3 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, 3-pcs., nails, pigment residues, missing parts / insect caused damage, base
The gesture of arms stretched forward with palms facing upwards is more common in Nigerian iconography. It is supposed to express the god's open-handed generosity, as well as his or her willingness to accept sacrificial offerings.