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Standing figure - Nigeria, Chamba

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wood, brown patina, red pigment, pointed face with projecting ears, massive helmet-shaped headdress, elongated cylindrical trunk with drilled armpits, just like the drilled ear holes presumably used for attachment of magical loading, slightly dam. (ears), cracks, base;
the Chamba live on the border between present-day Cameroon and Nigeria. They carve different types of wooden sculptures for different uses. Some of them depict named ancestors or cultural heroes which were placed on shrines.
H: 50 cm, H: 19,7 inch
Provenance:
Alain Berck-Vitz, Stockholm, Sweden
Lit.: Evers, Christophe, Art of the Upper Benue River, Brussels 2003, p. 29
Continent: Africa
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Standing figure - Nigeria, Chamba

Estimate €2,000 - €4,000
May 27, 2017
Starting Price €2,000
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Lot 0295 Details

Description
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wood, brown patina, red pigment, pointed face with projecting ears, massive helmet-shaped headdress, elongated cylindrical trunk with drilled armpits, just like the drilled ear holes presumably used for attachment of magical loading, slightly dam. (ears), cracks, base;
the Chamba live on the border between present-day Cameroon and Nigeria. They carve different types of wooden sculptures for different uses. Some of them depict named ancestors or cultural heroes which were placed on shrines.
H: 50 cm, H: 19,7 inch
Provenance:
Alain Berck-Vitz, Stockholm, Sweden
Lit.: Evers, Christophe, Art of the Upper Benue River, Brussels 2003, p. 29
Continent: Africa
Condition
...
See description

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