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Lot 0017
  • Date: Mid 20th century
  • Origin/Tribe: Nigeria - Africa
  • Material: Wood
  • Dimensions: 60
  • Additional Information: A remarkable example of the statuary of South-Eastern Nigeria, this monumental effigy brings to a pinnacle the combined notions of strength and dignity through which tutelary deities were celebrated in Igbo country. In all of Igbo country's major regions, shrines were erected to local tutelary deities, as well as to gods. Their placement within the shrine, as well as their respective dimensions, were indications of their hierarchical importance. The heavy polychromatic upper layer and the added (and rarely preserved) elements are evidence of the succession of great ceremonies where the figure’s protective power was revived.

  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $28 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from The Netherlands

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  • Condition

    An old dry crack has removed the left hand and could be seen in the left half of the body. The foots were cut off in ceremony as usual, later they were reattached together. The statue is in overall good condition.

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    Old ancestor figure - IGBO -

    Estimate $150 - $250Nov 22, 2017
    101 Avenue of the Americas
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    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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