Lot: 186

90.I Tribal Art and 90.II Contemporary Native American Art

Janushead

Nigeria, Igbo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Loebarth, Hameln, Germany H: 9.4 inch 1800 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

terracotta, base Headpiece of a "ntekpe" shrine figure once adorning the altar of a healer-diviner. "Ntekpe" ususally shows a male and a female figure sitting back to back. A comparable terracotta from the Kuhn Collection was auctioned at Sotheby's New York in 1991.


Sotheby's, New York, "The Kuhn Collection of African Art", 20 November 1991, Lot 43 (AHDRC 0099557)