Lot: 188

90.I Tribal Art and 90.II Contemporary Native American Art

Title stool of the "ozo" society

Nigeria, Igbo, Awka Region

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Family Estate Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Jones, London, Great Britain

Jones (1940-1982) was a British Army officer and posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross, awarded for his actions as commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment during the Falklands War.
H: 13.2 inch;
D: 13.6 inch
3000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

For a work by the same artist see Cole, 1984, p. 50, ill. 71.

Title stools are important visual markers for the social rank and prestige of its owner. While stools were carved in many Igbo communities, Awka carvers are the best known.

Cole, Herbert M. & Chike C. Aniakor, Igbo Arts, Los Angeles 1984, p. 50