Guro Staff Finial, Ivory Coast
height 9 1/2in (24.1cm)
of a slender female figure standing upright with her arms to her sides, her slightly protruding navel below her breasts and rounded shoulders, supporting a proportionally-long cylindrical neck, wearing a tripartite coiffure, raised scarification on the forehead, neck and chest; fine, glossy dark-brown patina.
Sotheby's, London, June 1979 (lot 202)
Private Collection, New York