Lot: 149

98e vente aux enchères

Couple de figures

Guinée-Bissau, Archipel des Bissagos, Bidjogo

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Jean Yves Coué, Nantes, France
Jean-Louis Capuno, Lannion, France
Pousse-Cornet-Valoir, Blois,14 December 2020, Lot 281
H: 41 cm & 43 cm 4500 EUR
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wood, inscribed "Pelt"

Unusual pair of figures. The physignomy of the hat-wearing figure bears resemblance to a monkey, but the sexless body is human. The hat, borrowed from the former colonial masters, is often found on "iran otibago" figures of the Bidjogo.

Possibly the representation of a revered ancestral couple.