Southeastern Nigeria, possibly Tiv, Male Figure
Lot 6080W
Southeastern Nigeria, possibly Tiv, Male Figure
US$ 15,000 - 20,000
£8,900 - 12,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Southeastern Nigeria, possibly Tiv, Male Figure
height 38in (91.4cm)
of large proportions, the figure resting on a stool with attenuated legs, the arms slightly bowed out with the hands resting on the abdomen, broad shoulders below a helmet shaped head with demilune ears, hat, raised scarification on the forehead and temples, the face with coffee-bean eyes, protruding triangular nose and pursed lips; varied light to dark-brown aged and encrusted patina.

Published:
Tribal Themes in Dutch Collections, Siebe Rossel and Arnold Wentholt, AFDH, 2008

Provenance:
Serge Schoffel, Brussels

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