Lot: 120

102nd Auction

Figural pendant, Early Voltaic

Burkina Faso

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Wilfried Glar, Eschweiler, Germany H: 2.2 inch 600 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

copper alloy (bronze, brass), fragmentary

Figure of a pregnant woman. The body and physiognomy are particularly finely crafted. Great care was also taken with details such as the hairstyle and necklace.

According to W. Glar, this is a very early piece, because influences from the Inland Delta can still be seen. The structure, the aged patina, etc. also indicate an advanced age.


Glar, Wilfried, Die materialisierte Kultur der Ethnien der Volta-Region, s. l., 2017