Lot: 299

Coupe figurative pour vin de palme "gbene"

Nigéria, Koro

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
French Private Collection H: 58,5 cm 9500 EUR / 15000 EUR

wood, dark brown patina, remains of patina, incised decor, area of the head provided with resin-like mass inset with abrus seeds (mainly missing), necklace with shell and metal disc pendants, min. dam., traces of insect caused damage, cracks, base. This type of cup was used during ceremonial sacrifices and funeral rites to drink beer or palm wine. The double bowl enables two people to drink at once.

Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand, Encyclopedia of African Art and Culture, München 2009, p. 307 Lebas, Alain (ed.), Arts of Nigeria in French Private Collections, Milan 2012, p. 282