Lot: 212

77th tribal art auction

Figure féminine debout

Côte d'Ivoire, Guro

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
H: 39 cm 1000 EUR
Frais supplémentaires : 23% de commission, TVA, expédition et assurance transport

wood, dark brown patina, partly encrusted, traces of black paint, banded tattoos on forhead and nape, helmet-like coiffure with grooved middle parting, slightly dam., cracks (left side of the head, base);
the Guro call figural sculptures "mi iri nä" - "small wooden persons". They are not associated with the ancestral cult. As ritual objects they are rather displayed on special shrines, called "zuzu".