Pair of Ebrie Female Figures, Ivory Coast
heights 10 and 11in (25.5 and 28cm)
each with adjustable arms attached by nails, a leather throng to hold a red cloth at front and back, voluminous pointed breasts and a face, bordered by diminutive demilune ears, with a long, slender nose bordered by wide squinting eyes, one figure seated on a stool with a tripartite coiffure, the other standing with a hollow, circular coiffure on top; varied dark brown patina.
Harvey T. Menist, Amsterdam, 1968
Private Collector, New York
cf. Robbins (1966: fig. 112)