Lot: 280

Figure masculine debout

Nigéria, Ibibio/Mbembe-Legbo

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Louis Garcia, Paris, France (1970s)
Dalton-Somaré/Leonardo Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
Alain Naoum, Brussels, Belgium
Michael Grebanier, San Francisco, USA
Joshua Dimondstein, Brussels, Belgium
H: 58 cm 5000 EUR / 12000 EUR

wood, brown patina, pigment remains, slightly dam., cracks, sacrificial traces (hat, face), abrasion of paint, base. For an object possibly by the same workshop see Bamert, 1980. Both figures show various similiarities: double eyebrows forming a pointed tip above the root of the nose, bean-shaped eyes, scarification marks on the temples, hat and pointed beard, or the forming of arms and legs

Bamert, Arnold, Afrika, Olten 1980, p. 148, ill. 101 (AHDRC 0091674)

BRUNEAF, Brussels, 4 - 8 June 2008; Tribal and Textile Arts, San Francisco, February 2009