Lot: 29


Nigeria

Wooden head covered with leather (from antelope). Three round, black dyed scarification marks on the temples. Headdress separated into three parts with round wooden pegs that simulate hair. The eyes are layed with sheets of metal. Wood, leather, natural fibers, metal sheets. Fine old patina. Provenance: Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, 1975.

Abrasions, minimal chips in headress, cracks in the leather on the cheeks, the bridge of the nose, the lips, and on the neck. A wooden peg is missing.

Hammer Price: 2,700 €

115B -
03. June 2014 at 6:17 PM

Literature:

Depicted in: Ulrich Klever, Bruckmann's Handbuch der Afrikanischen Kunst, Munich 1975, pl. 63.