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Lot 0115E
West Africa, Cameroon / Nigeria, Cross River Area, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. An abstract wooden fetish figure carved in a somewhat "arte brute" style and decorated with fur and hide appliques and nail studs. Traditionally, these figures have served as symbolic stand-ins for ill individuals in this rainforest delta area, and are used to pray for healing. Size: 16" H (40.6 cm); 16.5" H (41.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex Zemenek Munster sale, July 2007 lot 672

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Wear to surface, fur, and hide commensurate with age and use. Areas of erosion particularly on verso. Nice dark, lustrous patina.

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Cameroon Wood Carved Healing Figure

Estimate $600 - $900Dec 20, 2017