Lot: 229

95th Tribal Art Auction

Rare head sculpture

Cameroon, southern / Equatorial Guinea, Beti-Fang, Eton

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Allan Stone, New York, USA H: 5.5 inch 3500 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, inlay (eyes), rest., base

The Eton and a closely related people, the Yaunde, comprise the two main subgroups of the Beti, which in turn constitute one of the three major subdivisions of the cluster of peoples in southern Cameroon, mainland Equatorial Guinea, and northern Gabon known as the Fang.

von Sydow, Eckart, Afrikanische Plastik, Berlin 1954, Ill. p. 57 B, E