Lot: 16395th Tribal Art Auction
Male altar figure "ndeo"
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Simon Escarre, France
|H: 23.8 inch||
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.