An Akan terracotta funerary head
Lot 648
An Akan terracotta funerary head
US$ 18,000 - 22,000
£12,000 - 14,000

Lot Details
Property from the collection of Lillian and Robert Bohlen
An Akan terracotta funerary head
Ghana, the delicately rendered head, of round ovoid form with sensitive brow above thin slit-eyes, small pug nose, and thin peaceful lips, invoking a sense of serenity; a raised boss to the back of the head pierced for attachment. The graceful neck formed by undulating rings. Overall, variegated cream to medium-grey patina.
height 8in

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Eric Robertson, New York

    As sweet and as beautiful an example as any in the literature; note the spiritual expression, enigmatic smiling visage and beautifully egg-shaped head - all the finest traits of the naturalistic style.

    Michael Kan, 2008
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