African Art: a prestigious Swiss collection

Milan, Wednesday 14 October 2020

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Yoruba (Nigeria)

Hardwood with a dark coating
Male sculpture: H 26.5 cm / Female sculpture: H 27 cm
Pair of “Ibeji” twins.
The face is characteristic of the Yoruba style with a thick mitre-shaped hairstyle. It has eyes with eyeballs highlighted by checked eyelids and tattoosdrawn in three lines on the cheeks. A mixture of beige earth is spread across the body. The hairstyle is painted with blue cobalt dust. The female sculpture has a necklace of pearls.

Estimate

€ 6.000 - 8.000

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Provenienza

- Maria Wyss gallery antique collection (Basle);
- Former Paolo Morigi collection (Lugano);
- Former private collection (Lugano);


Contact

African Art

Via Paolo Sarpi, 6 - milano
Phone: 02 3363801