Lot: 12976th tribal art auction
Dance headdress "zigiren wonde"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Emil Storrer, Zurich, Switzerland||H: 32.3 inch||This object is not available anymore.|
wood, partly shiny blackish brown patina, red pigment remains, metal sheet, female bust with prominent breasts, rising from a board-shaped base with forked projections, necklace with bell pendant, handwritten collection number "14GA" at the back, rep. (breakage left foot), cracks, traces of abrasion; "zigiren wonde" means "the young bride" and represents a married woman who has given birth to children. Thus her breasts are long, though rarely flat. She is a cultivated woman, with scarification patterns around her neck and breasts and often rings around her neck.