Lot 21
  • 21

Statuette, Afo, Nigeria

Estimate
6,000 - 9,000 EUR
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Description

  • Afo
  • Statuette
  • haut. 24 cm
  • 9 1/2 in
Les jambes fléchies, les mains posées sur le haut des cuisses, les seins et l'abdomen projetés vers l'avant et enfin la tête relevée suggèrent un corps en mouvement. A la dynamique de la pose (rendue par les volumes anguleux inclinés en profondeur), répond la force du visage épannelé, entièrement envahi de scarifications linéaires. Belle patine d'usage, sombre et profonde, brillante sur les parties saillantes.

Condition

Wear consistent with age and use within the culture. The end of the nose is restaured. The left ear lobe is broken-glued. Few cracks and losses.
"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."