Lot: 232

91 Tribal Art Auction

Figure with bowl "olumeye"

Nigeria, Yoruba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Roland Hartmann, St. Gallen, Switzerland H: 9.6 inch 200 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigment remains, insect caused damage (base)

Kneeling female figures holding a gift bowl were called "olumeye" - "one -who-knows-honour". They are considered "messengers of the spirits".