Lot: 28194th Tribal Art Auction
Cult staff with statue for male aggression "iphri"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Private Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Dorotheum, Vienna, 31 October 2017, Lot 61
|H: 27.4 inch||sold|
wood, kaolin, base The "iphri" embodies both positive and negative aggression. It allows an overly contentious individual to contain his ill will and empowers the warrior to become a brave and powerful fighter.
Foss, Perkins (ed.), Where Gods and Mortals meet, New York 2004, p. 59 ff.