Lot: 39

Anthropomorphic figure

Nigeria, Ibibio / Eket

Provenance Size Hammer price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (2006) H: 6.7 inch sold

wood, encrusted patina, base According to a personal note by Peter Willborg, this object comes from the court of Fon Abou Aboubakar Njimongna. It was probably once part of a headdress. The drill hole at the rear end was used for attachment. The figure is shown sitting (legs missing). For a work by the same artist from the Itzikovitz Collection, see AHDRC 0146496; another object of the same subject under AHDRC 0091690.