Lot: 212

91 Tribal Art Auction

Pair of puppets

Nigeria, Ibibio

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Dutch Private Collection H: 16.7 inch / 17.1 inch 3000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, separately worked arms, colored, rep., base

This scuptures were used for puppet plays during the ceremonies of the "ekong" society. The events played an educative role.

Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand, Encyclopedia of African Art and Culture, Munich 2009, p. 280