Lot: 231

95e Vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Figure masculine debout

Cameroun, Kaka

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
University of Virginia Art Museum, USA (1980.47.11)
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 24 November 2007, Lot 155
American Private Collection
H: 64,5 cm 5000 EUR
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wood, pigments, inventory no. "1980.47.11", base

The Kaka are a small ethnic group belonging to the Tigong, which also include the Mbem, Mbwa and Mfumte. They live south of the Donga River in the Cameroon Grasslands, in the neighbourhood of the Mambila, who settle in Nigeria.

As Fagg once remarked about them, they are a "shadowy people" and their art is difficult to grasp, because figures from this area are characterized by a very individual style of a mostly extremely expressive character.