Lot: 45

Figure féminine debout

Côte d'Ivoire, Lagoon Region, Ebrie (Kyaman) / Akye (Attié) / Gwa, Maître du Nez Triangulaire

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
German Collection H: 41 cm 3500 EUR / 5000 EUR

wood, rest., base

For comparable works by the "Master of the triangular nose", see AHDRC 0071032 and AHDRC 0134689 and more. Overall, however, the works attributed to this master seem to us to come rather from different hands.

This female figure carries a bowl (with the curled body of a snake) on her head. Blackmun Visonà suspects that these figures were used by traditional healers to convey messages to the spirit world. The bowl would emphasise the figure's role as a messenger of the spirits (Blackmun Visona in: Art of Côte d' Ivoire, Vol II, 1993, p. 171, ill. 289).

Barbier, Jean Paul (ed.), Art of Côte d' Ivoire, Vol II, Genève 1993, p. 171, ill. 289 Fischer, Eberhard & Lorenz Homberger, Afrikanische Meister, Kunst der Elfenbeinküste, Zürich 2014, p. 77 (Master of the Triangular Nose)