Lot N: 36

Arte africana

A monumental iagalagana figure, Mumuye Nigeria

100 cm

Object type Sculture


Period Arte africana


black patina wooden sculpture. The subject, belonging to a specific category within the corpus of these works, represents an anthropomorphic protective spirit with traits related to the animal world. The face, characterized by a curved beak, is framed by the large conical hairdress, while the elongated and slightly bent arms, recall with their perimetric serration, the legs of an insect. NOTE - An almost identical specimen appears in the catalog of the exhibition, organized by J. Kerchache, "Homage to A. Malraux" 1986, p. 159.

Starting Price: Euro 4.000,00

Sold at: Euro 6.000,00

Estimate: Euro 8.000,00 / 10.000,00


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