Lot: 215

98th Auction

Male half figure, 19th century

Nigeria, Jukun

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Martial Bronsin, Brussels, Belgium
Jacques & Anne Kerchache, Paris, France
Ana & Antonio Casanovas, Arte y Ritual Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Jean-Claude Bellier, Paris, France
Sotheby's, Paris, 29 November 2021, Lot 115
H: 6.7 inch 3000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, rest., base

This small figure shows a beautiful patina, which testifies to great age and a long time of usage. The surface has been treated with oil. It probably once served as stopper of a medicine container.

Ana & Antonio Casanovas, Arte y Ritual Gallery: "Gems. Monumental Miniatures from America, Pacific, South East Asia and Africa", Madrid, 2009, cat. 80

Paris, France: "Parcours des Mondes", Arte y Ritual Gallery, 9-13 September 2009