Lot: 18

78th tribal art auction

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Japan

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Marcia & Irwin Hersey, New York, USA H: 3.9 inch 3000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

fired red clay, brown coating, oval flattened form, a stylized anthropomorphic being on the front side, grooved decor with remains of scrolled ornaments on the back, drilled holes for support, rep., acrylic base; with japanese cord-patterns "jomon". This refers to the pottery style which has markings made using sticks with cords wrapped around them. This techinique derives from the Jomon culture (10.000- 300 B.C.).