Lot: 18397th Auction
Janus-faced guardian head "kedie"
Côte d'Ivoire, Dan
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Old Swedish Collection
Jyrki Lammi, Helsinki, Finland
|H: 7.9 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, slightly sticky rich patina,
The function and meaning of these head sculptures are not clearly understood. However, it can be considered certain that these heads are valued as powerful spiritual objects, the receptacles for tutelary spirits, "dü".