Dan Janiform Divination Implement, Ivory Coast
height 11in (29cm)
rising from a circular base, the elongated neck with faceting at the center, surmounted by a janiform head with full, parted lips baring metal teeth and deeply set slit eyes highlighted by kaolin, a medial ridge leading to the transversely crested coiffure; fine encrusted, blackened patina.
Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
Private European Collection