Lot: 277

94th Tribal Art Auction

Vase-shaped fake vessel

Nigeria, Cross-River area, Calabar, Qua

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Lionel Adenis, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France H: 17.5 inch 800 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

terracotta, remains of black paint, cracked surface structure Terracottas of this type were discovered during construction work in Calabar, in areas which, according to tradition, were burial and sacrificial sites. In and around Calabar have lived for centuries the Qua clans, descended from the Ejagham in the hinterland.

Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand, Erde und Erz, München 1997, p. 249

Aalen, Germany, Kunstverein Aalen, "Idol und Ideal", 6. Mai - 4. Juli 2004