Lot: 24388th Tribal Art Auction
Female figure with horned hairdo
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Gerard Sand, Brussels, Belgium
Wolf-Bernard Müller, Krefeld, Germany
|H: 19.7 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, whitened, accents in black, string of glass beads, encrustations with clay-like mass, slightly dam., abrasion of paint, crack backside (spread with mass). This figure’s horned coiffure was fashionable in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The colour white "hyire" is important to the Akan. Figures in shrines were covered with white clay to indicate their spirituality.