Lot: 232

97e Vente aux enchères

Marionnette féminine

Nigéria, Igbo / Izzi

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Robert Banks, Washington, USA H: 49 cm 1500 EUR
Frais supplémentaires : 23% de commission, TVA, expédition et assurance transport

wood, 3-pcs., nails, pigment residues, missing parts / insect caused damage, base

The gesture of arms stretched forward with palms facing upwards is more common in Nigerian iconography. It is supposed to express the god's open-handed generosity, as well as his or her willingness to accept sacrificial offerings.

Cole, Herbert M., Invention and Tradition, Munich, London, New York 2012, p. 128 f.