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Mid-20th C. African Kurumba Wood Male / Female Figure

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West Africa, Burkina Faso, Aribinda region, Kurumba culture, ca. mid-20th century CE. A remarkable hand-carved wooden figure presenting as both male and female with 2 faces on opposite sides of the head. Standing atop a pair of sturdy legs and sizeable feet, the fabulous figure displays a pair of attenuated arms hanging from square shoulders. The head is elongated horizontally and incised on each side with slender eyes, a flat nose, and a straight mouth. Ritual scarification adorns the temple of both stylized faces. The female side of the fascinating sculpture exhibits prominent, wide hips with incised genitalia, while the male shows a risen chest, a protruding stomach, and a delineated phallus. Size: 3.5" W x 12.375" H (8.9 cm x 31.4 cm); 13.75" H (34.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Houston, Texas, USA collection, acquired in 2015; ex-Matt Scheiner at Gallery Jatad, Houston, Texas, USA

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Condition
Minor chip to top of head. Some light nicks and abrasions throughout. Otherwise, intact and excellent with nice earthen deposits.
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Mid-20th C. African Kurumba Wood Male / Female Figure

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May 20
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Lot 0269 Details

Description
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West Africa, Burkina Faso, Aribinda region, Kurumba culture, ca. mid-20th century CE. A remarkable hand-carved wooden figure presenting as both male and female with 2 faces on opposite sides of the head. Standing atop a pair of sturdy legs and sizeable feet, the fabulous figure displays a pair of attenuated arms hanging from square shoulders. The head is elongated horizontally and incised on each side with slender eyes, a flat nose, and a straight mouth. Ritual scarification adorns the temple of both stylized faces. The female side of the fascinating sculpture exhibits prominent, wide hips with incised genitalia, while the male shows a risen chest, a protruding stomach, and a delineated phallus. Size: 3.5" W x 12.375" H (8.9 cm x 31.4 cm); 13.75" H (34.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Houston, Texas, USA collection, acquired in 2015; ex-Matt Scheiner at Gallery Jatad, Houston, Texas, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#162924
Condition
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Minor chip to top of head. Some light nicks and abrasions throughout. Otherwise, intact and excellent with nice earthen deposits.

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