Yoruba Shrine Figure, Nigeria
height 15in (38cm)
Collection Kiersmeier, Sotheby's, London, April 1984, Lot 117
Private Collection, England
Standing on a circular base, wearing Portuguese-style attire and a hunter's hat with long trailing tail; holding a fly whisk in his right hand and another implement in his left; the face highlighted with asymmetrical tattooing and large bulbous eyes; wearing a glass bead necklace; fine glossy honey-brown patina.