Lot: 21291 Tribal Art Auction
Pair of puppets
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Dutch Private Collection||H: 16.7 inch / 17.1 inch||
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wood, separately worked arms, colored, rep., base
This scuptures were used for puppet plays during the ceremonies of the "ekong" society. The events played an educative role.
Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand, Encyclopedia of African Art and Culture, Munich 2009, p. 280