Pair of Lagoons Area Female Figures, Ivory Coast
Lot 269
Pair of Lagoons Area Female Figures, Ivory Coast
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
€1,500 - 2,300

Lot Details
Pair of Lagoons Area Female Figures, Ivory Coast
heights 10 and 11in (25.5 and 28cm)
probably Akye, each with adjustable arms attached by nails, a leather thong to hold a red cloth at front and back, voluminous pointed breasts and each face bordered by diminutive demilune ears, with long, slender noses 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.

Provenance:
Harvey T. Menist, Amsterdam, 1968
Private Collector, New York

cf. Visonà, Monica Blackmun, The Art Bulletin (March 2012), pp 99-129, especially figs. 4, 9 18, 21 and 24 illustrating late 19th-early 20th century female figures from the Lagoon peoples (probably Akye) of the Ivory Coast which are closely related to the present figures.
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