Lot: 27794th 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||
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.
Aalen, Germany, Kunstverein Aalen, "Idol und Ideal", 6. Mai - 4. Juli 2004