Wurkun (Northern Nigeria), north-eastern region
Hardwood with a dark coating
H 53.5 cm
Half-bust sculpture supported by an old iron.
A stylised, wiry figure with a half-bust torso on a circular base. The body is slender with arms by the chest, it has a navel, and its face can scarcely be made out with geometric patterns, and traces of sacrificial substances.
€ 4.000 - 5.000
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- Former Paolo Morigi collection (Lugano) (Morigi inventory label num. 667);
- Former private collection (Lugano);
- DAGAN ESTHER A. "African dolls for play and magic" Montreal, Canada 1990, pag. 90, fig. 23.2;
- ROBBINS M. WARREN & NOOTER NANCY INGRAM “African art in American Collections” 2004 Atglen, PA-USA, pag. 298, num. 771 (1009);