Lot: 288

87th Tribal Art Auction

Figural fragment

Nigeria, Mbembe/Boki

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Private Collection, collected in situ (1972-1979) H: 24.2 inch 1800 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

light wood, remains of greyish brown patina, encrustations with clay, half figure with free carved arms and plug-shaped projection in front of the breast, accentuated navel, surface structure strongly marked by weathering, missing parts (head, neck, hollowed body), rep. (breakage: base, neck?)