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Figure poteau anthropomorphe "okuli"

Nigéria, Koro

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Hans Petereit, Cologne, Germany H: 114 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

wood, base

"Okuli" were used to ritually pound the ground during great ceremonies.There are also pole figures with separate legs called "obakuli". One of these is illustrated in Neyt, p. 34, fig. 9.

Neyt, Francois, Nigerian Primitivism, Brussels n.d., p. 34, fig. 9