Early to half 20th century. - Moderate condition, see pictures.
Height = 92 cm
MATERIAL: wood, red grains, black red and white pigments, missing foot, split in arm (see pictures). Offers remains. Sold with base.
PROVENANCE: Dr. Peter Westerdijk, Utrecht, Netherlands acquired the piece in the 70 'in a private collection in England.
"Alusi" IGBO Nigeria shrine figure first half 20th century.
This statue is from the northern Igbo country. Cubist style. Elongated slender chest, arms folded on the belly, one of the arms holding a mirror surrounded by red seeds,
Crest with red and white circles, face scarified on the temples.
Patina gray -white earthy.
Bibliography. For comparable work probably carved by the same workshop. - Fowler Museum in Los Angeles USA. (Inv. X73-576 UCLA MCH).
- Cole and Aniakor Igbo arts community and cosmos Los Angeles 1984 Fig. 166. http://amzn.to/2etBPXr
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, by appointment.
Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden, a dealer with 25 years experience.
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