Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm)
Lot 129W
Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm)
Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm) Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm) Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm) Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm) Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm) Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm) Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm) Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm) Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria height 56 5/8in (143.7cm)
Lot Details
Igbo Female Shrine Figure, Nigeria
Wood, pigments
height 56 5/8in (143.7cm)

Provenance:
Harry A. Franklin Family Collection, Los Angeles
Sotheby's, New York, 21 April 1990, Lot 282
Private Collection, California

Cf. Cole and Aniakor (1984: pp 90-91): "Larger figures are often carved with prestigious hairstyles if female; most have chest and stomach scarification, mbubu, and many ichi."
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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