Lot: 177

84th Tribal Art Auction

Standing female figure

Côte d'Ivoire, Abron

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
American Museum (Inventory number "68-36-281" at the bottom) H: 15.9 inch 2000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, blackish brown patina, brown pigment, incised scarification marks on the face, raised tattoos on neck and back, collection number "68-36-281" at the bottom, slightly dam., cracks (head and base on the left, right shoulder);
like all the other peoples living in the east of the Ivory Coast, the Abron belong to the ethnic group of the Akan. In woodcarvings the geographical locations of the Baule in the west and the Akan/Ashanti in the east can easily be seen.