Akan Torso, Ivory Coast/Ghana
Lot 150
Krinjabo Memorial Head, Ivory Coast
Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Krinjabo Memorial Head, Ivory Coast
height 10 1/4in (26cm)

Sotheby's, New York, May 6, 1998, lot 294
Private Collection, Michigan

"Krinjabo, now a town in southeastern Ivory Coast near Ghana, was established as a kingdom in the early eighteenth century when the Anyi peoples migrated there from Ghana. Clay heads and figures commemorating deceased members of the community are characteristic of this area, and were made by skilled women potters. The figures were placed with other funerary statue in special sanctuaries." (Robbins and Nooter, 2004, p 191)

Cf. Robbins and Nooter (2004: fig 409)
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