Lot: 18890.I Tribal Art and 90.II Contemporary Native American Art
Title stool of the "ozo" society
Nigeria, Igbo, Awka Region
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|Family Estate Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Jones, London, Great Britain
Jones (1940-1982) was a British Army officer and posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross, awarded for his actions as commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment during the Falklands War.
H: 13.2 inch;
D: 13.6 inch
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
For a work by the same artist see Cole, 1984, p. 50, ill. 71.
Title stools are important visual markers for the social rank and prestige of its owner. While stools were carved in many Igbo communities, Awka carvers are the best known.
Cole, Herbert M. & Chike C. Aniakor, Igbo Arts, Los Angeles 1984, p. 50