Collection privée, acquis à Abidjan en 1965 Collection privée
La tension des courbes et l'élan prodigieux du cou - marqué par une superbe et très ancienne restauration indigène - portent à son paroxysme l'expression de la beauté en pays Guro. Voir A.F.A.A. (1989, p. 49, n°5) pour une statue parée de la même ancienne coiffure asymétrique.
Good condition overall. Wear consistent with age and use within the culture. A crack to the front of the pulley as visible in the catalogue illustration. Thick encrusted patina. Nice old indigenous basket
ry repair to the neck.
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