Lot: 31083rd Tribal Art Auction
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Kegel-Konietzko, Hamburg, Germany
Oskar Schimmer, Erlangen, Germany (1987)
|H: 11.6 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, brown patina, black and indigo blue paint, remains of pigments, metal tag eyes, slightly dam., traces of insect caused damage (bottom of the base); the long phallic hairstyle and the playing of the flute are distinctive features of the iconography of "eshu", the Yoruba trickster god. They tell of "eshus" power. He is the messenger, the herald of the gods, who announces their presence.