Lot: 4

Burkina Faso

Masculine guard figure with a long neck and extra-long legs. Arms and hands lay flat against the body. Rectangular, wide-open mouth, prominent penis. Residue of black dye on face and body, as well as powdery red pigment residue. Light wood, fine old patina. Provenance: Galerie Stolper, Munich 1969.

Bite marks, erosion on the outer right leg and foot, small cracks on the left side of the neck, abrasions.

Hammer Price: 1,600 €

115B -
03. June 2014 at 4:44 AM


Depicted in: Ulrich Klever, Bruckmann's Handbuch der Afrikanischen Kunst, Munich 1975, p. 151, no.137; supporting literature: Giovanni Franco Scanzi, Lobi Traditional Art, Milan 1993; Katsouros, Herkenhoff, Anonyme Schnitzer der Lobi, Hanover 2006.