Lobi Ancestral Head, Burkina Faso
height 8 3/4in (22.2cm)
the finely carved facial plane with pursed lips and almond-shaped eyes below raised brows, encircled by a raised, braided design, the incised striated coiffure flowing back and projecting out behind the back of the neck; fine, varied light-dark-brown patina; probably reduced from a longer neck.
Sotheby's, New York, May 1992
Bonham's, New York, May 2008
Private Collection, New York