Lot: 19

94th Tribal Art Auction

Standing male figure "tugubele"

Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Sven Gustav Lundqvist (1918-2010), Swedish sculptor and cartoonist
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 9.4 inch 1000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, rep., insect caused damage, base

Such statuettes were used by Senufo diviners, called "sando’o", to communicate with helpful spirits living in the wilderness.