African Art: a prestigious Swiss collection

Milan, Wednesday 14 October 2020


Yoruba Abeokuta region, State of Ogun (Nigeria)

Polychrome wood
H 35 cm
Female figure.
Kneeling female figure who holds a large cup in her hands.It was used by a priest for divinatory purposes during Agéré Ifa worship.The whole sculpture has been painted with brown varnish, white dots and a cobalt blue pigment.


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- Former Mario Fantin collection (Bologna) Obtained in the early ‘60s (see lot 55);
- Former Paolo Morigi collection (Lugano) (Morigi inventory label num 123);
- Former private collection (Lugano);


- Lugano 2002, Palazzo Riva, Banca Svizzera Italiana (BSI);


- VENTURI LUCA M. “Anime antiche, arte negra, da una raccolta di sculture dell’Africa occidentale” BSI Bank, Lugano 2002, fig. 63;
- FAGG WILLIAM “Yoruba sculptures of West Africa” New York 1982 page 179 (Agéré Ifa);


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