Lot: 235

94th Tribal Art Auction

Female figure "waka sona"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baule / Guro

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Manfred Emil Georg Schwarz (1914-1980), Munich, Germany H: 16.7 inch 1500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, black shiny patina, sacrificial traces, rest. (both shanks) The figure shows very beautiful and finely elaborated facial features and hairstyle. The posture is very unusual. The legs are excessively bent, which further accentuates the elongation of the upper body. The tight arms, in turn, appear greatly shortened.