Prev / Next

African Art | Works from the Swiss collection of Walter Schwab

Wednesday 13 October 2021 • Milan

27

TELLEM Mali, region of Bandiagara

Estimate

€ 8.000 - 10.000

Un utente ha offerto

La tua offerta è la più alta

Information

h 46,5 cm
Ritual figure.
Hardwood covered with a mixture of sacrificial substances that give the sculpture a greyish colour.
The sculpture depicts a Nommo, an ancestral figure that springs upwards from a small plinth. The vague image of a human body appears to emerge from the wood.The arms raised up high, which have now almost disappeared, evoke an act of pleading to the gods. The rudimentary face allows you to see eyes, a mouth and a pointed beard. The long breasts suggest this is a supernatural being of both sexes, a form of expression later depicted in Dogon tradition, a people that French anthropologist Marcel Griaule, with his research in Mali, brought to the world’s attention.

Provenance

Former collection of Emilio Iogna, Milan;
Work acquired by him in a Parisian gallery in the 1950s;
Former collection of heirs;
Private collection (2002)

Contact

arteafricana@finarte.it 02 3363801 Text us on WhatsApp

Condition report

To request a Condition Report, please contact arteafricana@finarte.it The department will provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that what Finarte declares with respect to the state of conservation of the assets corresponds only to a qualified opinion and that we are not professional conservators or restorers. We urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. We always suggest prospective buyers to inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition during the exhibition days as indicated in the catalog.

More Lots

DOGON  Mali, region of Bandiagara
28

DOGON Mali, region of Bandiagara

Estimate € 8.000 - 10.000

Starting bid € 8.000

DOGON Mali, region of Bandiagara
29

DOGON Mali, region of Bandiagara

Estimate € 4.000 - 6.000

Starting bid € 2.500

DOGON Mali, region of Bandiagara
30

DOGON Mali, region of Bandiagara

Estimate € 5.000 - 6.000

Starting bid € 5.000

BAMBARA   Mali, southern region
31

BAMBARA Mali, southern region

Estimate € 8.000 - 12.000

Starting bid € 7.000

MOSSI  Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)
32

MOSSI Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Starting bid € 2.500

MOSSI, Burkina Faso (ex Alto Volta)
33

MOSSI, Burkina Faso (ex Alto Volta)

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Starting bid € 2.500

SENUFO Ivory Coast, region of Korhogo
34

SENUFO Ivory Coast, region of Korhogo

Estimate € 16.000 - 20.000

Starting bid € 14.000

PENDE Democratic Republic of the Congo, region of Kasai
35

PENDE Democratic Republic of the Congo, region of Kasai

Estimate € 6.000 - 8.000

Starting bid € 4.000

BAMBARA   Southern Mali, region of Segou
36

BAMBARA Southern Mali, region of Segou

Estimate € 6.000 - 8.000

Starting bid € 5.000

BAMBARA   Mali, region of Sikasso and Kutiala
37

BAMBARA Mali, region of Sikasso and Kutiala

Estimate € 10.000 - 14.000

Starting bid € 10.000

BAMBARA   Mali, region of Segou
38

BAMBARA Mali, region of Segou

Estimate € 14.000 - 18.000

Starting bid € 13.000

DJIMINI  Ivory Coast
39

DJIMINI Ivory Coast

Estimate € 26.000 - 30.000

Starting bid € 25.000

View more lots