Lot: 62

92e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Bâton crécelle "ukhurhe"

Nigéria, Bénin

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Alfred W. Angst, Aeugstertal-Zurich, Switzerland H: 74 cm 400 EUR
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wood, pigments, base The shafts of most rattle staffs are bamboo-like segmented, which goes back to the "ukurhe-okho" plant, from which ultimately derives the name of these staffs. The rattling sound of the staff and accompanying incantations are intended to attract the attention of ancestral spirits.

Ezra, Kate, Royal Art of Benin, New York 1992, p. 91 ff.