Lot: 51

92nd Tribal Art Auction

Female figure "tasé"

Burkina Faso, Turka

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Patrik Fröhlich, Zurich, Switzerland (2005)
Alfred W. Angst, Aeugstertal-Zurich, Switzerland
H: 6.9 inch 1500 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, Present figure was probably part of a male/ female pair of figures from the possession of a diviner. At the séances, the spirits spoke through the figures in high-pitched otherworldly voices. Mostly they were used when it came to the investigation of a death.