Lot: 163

95th Tribal Art Auction

Male altar figure "ndeo"

Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Simon Escarre, France
French Collection
H: 23.8 inch 4000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, base This figure "ndeo" was probably once part of a couple (pl. "ndebele"), which was placed on an altar belonging to a senior member of "poro". Sculptures on divination altars reflect the status, prestige, and skill of their owners and appeal to spiritual intermediaries.