African Art / Works from the Swiss collection of Walter Schwab
Wednesday 13 October 2021, 05:00 PM • Milan
Hardwood covered with a mixture of sacrificial substances that give this sculpture a greyish colour.
The sculpture depicts an ancestral figure that rises in relief from a board that originally continued over its head.The human figure has a body that, in the central part, is separated in an arch shape and then re-joins towards the bottom. This is a rare detail that is found in other Tellem works.The vague image of a human body formed just from the head appears to emerge from the wood.
Former collection of heirs;
Former private collection (2002)