Lot: 94

87th Tribal Art Auction

Small calabash altar

Benin, Fon

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Günther Filla, Bochum, Germany H: 6.5 inch This object is not available anymore.

bowl from pumpkin, filled with unfired clay, three wooden figures, skull of a small animal, bones and claws inserted, entirely covered with encrusted sacrificial patina. The altar may have belonged to a family or to a whole village community. The attributes refer to various deities.