Lot: 149

98th Auction

Figural couple

Guinea-Bissau, Bissagos Islands, Bidjogo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Jean Yves Coué, Nantes, France
Jean-Louis Capuno, Lannion, France
Pousse-Cornet-Valoir, Blois,14 December 2020, Lot 281
H: 16.1 inch & 16.9 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, inscribed "Pelt"

Unusual pair of figures. The physignomy of the hat-wearing figure bears resemblance to a monkey, but the sexless body is human. The hat, borrowed from the former colonial masters, is often found on "iran otibago" figures of the Bidjogo.

Possibly the representation of a revered ancestral couple.