Lot: 78

Very rare pair of ancestor figures

Côte d'Ivoire, Atié / Abron / Kulango

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
coll. in 1957 in Obo Kwahu (at Obo Hill Cemetary) in the Eastern Region of Ghana by Mr. Phillips, a collector of African textiles
Furman Gallery, New York City, USA
Rolf Huisgen, Munich, Germany (1976)
H: 19.5 inch & 19.7 inch 2000 EUR / 4000 EUR

wood, black patinated, miniature glass beads, insect caused damage, rest./ base of the male figure completed, on plate The figures show slender, elongated shapes in the upper part of the body and striking flat facial features. Both figures are finely crafted and by one hand.