Lot: 216

98e vente aux enchères

Récipient à boisson figuratif "(n)gbene"

Nigéria, Koro

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Collection Madame B.
Saint Germain en Laye, Paris, 23 June 1997, Lot 10
H: 46,5 cm Vendu

wood, encrusted patina, residues of mass, rest.

According to Roy Sieber, this type of cup was used during ceremonial sacrifices and second funeral rites, to drink beer or palm wine.

Lebas, Alain (ed.), Arts of Nigeria in French Private Collections, Milan 2012, p. 282, cat. no.150 ff.