Lot: 203

93rd Tribal Art Auction

Standing male figure

Nigeria, Montol / Chamba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Manfred Zirngibl, Passau, Germany H: 40.6 inch 2500 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, paint residues, nails, traces of insect caused damage, weathering, base

Very expressive figure with fine old patina and sacrificial traces.

Figural sculpture of the Montol belongs to the mens society "komtin".
According to early records such figures were kept in small round stone houses, out of sight of women and children, where they dispensed justice after libations.