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Standing figure - Nigeria, Chamba

Lot 0255 Details

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wood, slightly encrusted dark brown patina, a staff-like figure, showing an elongated trunk with clamp-like arranged arms carved in relief, pierced facial features are framed by halfcircular ears which are situated on the cheeks, crowned by a three-parted headgear, min. dam., small missing parts through insect caused damage, fine cracks, base;
in the 17th century the Chamba settled south of the Benue nearby the Jukun. Statuettes of the Chamba are quite rare. The staff-like "tauwa" protective figures can be found more frequently. Present figure presumably represents an ancestor.
H: 27 cm, H: 10,6 inch
Provenance:
Joel Greene, San Francisco, USA
Fily Keita, Los Angeles, USA
Olivier Castellano, Paris, France
Continent: Africa
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Standing figure - Nigeria, Chamba

Estimate €2,000 - €4,000
Mar 21, 2015
Starting Price €2,000
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0255: Standing figure - Nigeria, Chamba

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Est. €2,000 - €4,000Starting Price €2,000
79th Tribal Art Auction
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Lot 0255 Details

Description
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wood, slightly encrusted dark brown patina, a staff-like figure, showing an elongated trunk with clamp-like arranged arms carved in relief, pierced facial features are framed by halfcircular ears which are situated on the cheeks, crowned by a three-parted headgear, min. dam., small missing parts through insect caused damage, fine cracks, base;
in the 17th century the Chamba settled south of the Benue nearby the Jukun. Statuettes of the Chamba are quite rare. The staff-like "tauwa" protective figures can be found more frequently. Present figure presumably represents an ancestor.
H: 27 cm, H: 10,6 inch
Provenance:
Joel Greene, San Francisco, USA
Fily Keita, Los Angeles, USA
Olivier Castellano, Paris, France
Continent: Africa
Condition
...
See description

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