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.
Tribal Themes in Dutch Collections, Siebe Rossel and Arnold Wentholt, AFDH, 2008
Serge Schoffel, Brussels