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Wurkun culture, Muri region, Nigeria
First half of the 20th century
Evino wood (koro) and iron
Height: 67; Wt: 9; Thickness: 9 cm
Wooden statuette of cylindrical shape, finished in an iron point. Her upper limbs are bent, hands resting on her lower abdomen. Its umbilicus is protruding.
His face stands out from the body in a long neck. The head is surmounted by a large sagittal crest - unique to male representations, the ears are in relief, as are the eyes.
This statuette was intended to rest on the ground. Its iron point allowed it to hold well. She thus protected the homes and received anointing.
A copy of the wood essence certificate drawn up by Les Fils de J. George SAS in January 2021 and sponsored by the Christie’s auction house, will be given to the purchaser.
Provenance: Former Mireille and James Lévy collection.
Text and photos © FCP CORIDON
|Style||Tribal Art (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity of Tribal Art Style)|
|Century||20th century (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity 20th century)|
|Shipping Time||Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days|
|Location||93400, Saint-Ouen, France|
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