Lot: 356

88th Tribal Art Auction

Figural group

Cameroon, Kaka

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 13.8 inch 2000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, encrusted brown patina, rest., dam., cracks, traces of insect caused damage and abrasion. Possibly present figures represent ancestor effigies, for ancestor veneration has a place of prime importance for the Kaka. It is supervised by "wantop", one of the members of the chieftains counsel, within the framework of the liturgies of the "mbir" male secret society.