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African Art | Works from the Swiss collection of Walter Schwab

Wednesday 13 October 2021 • Milan

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TELLEM Mali, region of Bandiagara

Estimate

€ 6.000 - 8.000

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h 32,5 cm
Ritual figure
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.

Provenance

Former collection of Emilio Iogna, Milan Sculpture acquired by him in a gallery in Paris in the ‘50s;
Former collection of heirs;
Former private collection (2002)

Contact

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Condition report

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