Lot: 303

77th tribal art auction

Cuillère à fard

Nigéria, Igbo

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
American Private Collection H: 32,5 cm 300 EUR
Frais supplémentaires : 23% de commission, TVA, expédition et assurance transport

wood, polychrome paint, flat spoon of massive shape, the handle carved with a face, min. dam., fine cracks, slight traces of abrasion;
kola nut and white chalk are two of the most frequently used and culturally most important substances in the world of the Igbo. They are looked upon as bearer of ritual power and as mediator between man and their deities.

Cole, Herbert M. & Chike C. Aniakor, Chike, Igbo Arts, Los Angeles 1984, p. 64, ill. 105