Lot: 59

94th Tribal Art Auction

Standing figure

Cameroon, Kaka

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Jon Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 10.6 inch 2000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, strongly encrusted patina in some places/ sacrificial traces, traces of weathering/ insect caused damage, base The Kaka live south of the Donga River in the Grassfields of Cameroon in direct neighbourhood to the Mambila settling in Nigeria. Little is known about the Kaka, or about the purpose of their highly expressive figures. They are placed in shrines and receive many sacrificial offerings (as can be seen from the patina) and protect against evil spirits and witchcraft.