Lot: 250

88e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Figure féminine à genoux avec coupe "olumeye"

Nigéria, Yoruba, Abéokuta, Oniyide Adugbologe

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Gerda Bassenge, Berlin, Germany H: 35 cm 450 EUR
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wood, matt black patina, remains of white, red and green pigment, receptacle originally wih lid in shape of a rooster, slightly dam., traces of insect caused damage, abrasion of paint/repainted.
Gift-bowls such as this adorned the reception halls of many kings throughout Yorubaland. They were used for keeping kola nuts "obi" and other presents given to important visitors by the king.

Fagg, William, Yoruba, Sculpture of West Africa, New York 1982, ill. 66