Lot: 201

60th tribal art auction

Fragment d´un bâton de dignité

Nigéria, Ijaw

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
L: 78,5 cm 120 EUR
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19th/20th Century

wood, polychrome oil paint, round staff with a grooved surface, dyed in different colours, carved with a stylized crocodile in half relief, dam., missing parts (handle), traces of insect caused damage (base), crack (nails inserted for fixing), paint rubbed off in some areas;
in Westafrican art the crocodile is often associated with chiefdom.

Kecskési, Maria, Kunst aus Afrika, München, London, New York 1999, ill. 179 ff.