Lot: 156

93e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Rare figure masculine

Ghana, Akan

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
William Brill, New York, USA H: 35 cm 3000 EUR
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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.

Cole, Herbert M. & Doran H. Ross, The Arts of Ghana, Los Angeles 1977, p. 113 ff.