Lot: 23195th Tribal Art Auction
Standing male figure
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|University of Virginia Art Museum, USA (1980.47.11)
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 24 November 2007, Lot 155
American Private Collection
|H: 25.4 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, pigments, inventory no. "1980.47.11", base
The Kaka are a small ethnic group belonging to the Tigong, which also include the Mbem, Mbwa and Mfumte. They live south of the Donga River in the Cameroon Grasslands, in the neighbourhood of the Mambila, who settle in Nigeria.
As Fagg once remarked about them, they are a "shadowy people" and their art is difficult to grasp, because figures from this area are characterized by a very individual style of a mostly extremely expressive character.