Offered by Galerie Samarcande
Ancient art, Islamic world, Asian art
Female sculpture with elongated features. She has large pierced ears, like the distended lobes of ethnic women. It has long arms detached from the body and seem to come alive to form volutes around a slender and sleek torso.
The hairstyle is in the shape of a crest and the legs, short, are placed on barely sketched feet.
Mumuyé, Bénoué Valley, Nigeria
Provenance: Former Jacques Kerchache collection, 1986, Paris (collector's label). Former collection of Mr. Arturo Carnassi (1925-2015)
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