Lot: 15693rd Tribal Art Auction
Rare male figure
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|William Brill, New York, USA||H: 13.8 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
two-piece (figure/ stool), wood, remains of polychrome paint (green, gold-coloured), collection number "173X", rest. (toe, finger, wrist), water spots, base Mostly female figures are known from the Akan. The few male figures represent executioners "abrafo" or priests. The present figure may represent an Asante chief, as indicated by his dignified posture, head band "abotire" and the clan stool.