Lot: 5192nd 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||
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.