Yoruba Standing Figure, Benin/Nigeria height 24 1/4in (61.6cm)
Lot 133
Yoruba Standing Figure, Benin/Nigeria height 24 1/4in (61.6cm)
US$ 4,000 - 6,000
€3,100 - 4,600

Lot Details
Yoruba Standing Figure, Benin/Nigeria
Wood
height 24 1/4in (61.6cm)

Provenance:
American Private Collection, acquired in the 1960s

The figure wears a domed colonial hat which balances on the top of his head on a cylindrical neck resting on broad shoulders with arms bent at the elbows and holding a fly whisk in each hand. The back elegantly tapers downward from broad shoulders to a narrow waist, leading to diminutive legs and proportionally large feet; fine dark brown patina.
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