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Standing female figure
Côte d'Ivoire, Lagoon Region, Ebrie (Kyaman) / Akye (Attié) / Gwa, Master of the Triangular Nose
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|German Collection||H: 16.1 inch||
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, rest., base
For comparable works by the "Master of the triangular nose", see AHDRC 0071032 and AHDRC 0134689 and more. Overall, however, the works attributed to this master seem to us to come rather from different hands.
This female figure carries a bowl (with the curled body of a snake) on her head. Blackmun Visonà suspects that these figures were used by traditional healers to convey messages to the spirit world. The bowl would emphasise the figure's role as a messenger of the spirits (Blackmun Visona in: Art of Côte d' Ivoire, Vol II, 1993, p. 171, ill. 289).