Collection privée, Paris Alain Bovis, Paris Collection Daniel et Carmen Klein
A l’accumulation des charges bilongo (dont un personnage miniaturisé) présidant à son efficacité, s’ajoute, dans cette singulière statuette nkisi, le geste rare de la tête tournée sur le côté (kebo kebo ; « monter la garde »), signe d’attention contre les forces malveillantes.
Good condition overall. Minor marks, scratches, small chips and losses consistent with age and use within the culture. One tiny hole to the chest. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."