Lot: 274

94th Tribal Art Auction

Standing male figure

Nigeria, Montol

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Philippe & Lisa Laeremans, Liège, Belgium H: 19.7 inch 1700 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

grained wood, residues of black paint, rest., base Figural sculpture of the Montol belongs to the mens secret society "komtin". They were used to pass sentence after due deliberation, and were also employed in divination rituals organized to find the cause of an illness or to find a cure.

Lebas, Alain (ed.), Arts of Nigeria in French Private Collections, Milan 2012, ill. 154 f.