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ELOYI (AFO) MATERNITY FIGURE, BENUE VALLEY, NIGERIA

ELOYI (AFO) MATERNITY FIGURE, BENUE VALLEY, NIGERIA

ELOYI (AFO) MATERNITY FIGURE, BENUE VALLEY, NIGERIA

ELOYI (AFO) MATERNITY FIGURE, BENUE VALLEY, NIGERIA


Wood

Height: 13 ¾ in (34.9 cm)

Very good condition overall for an object of this type and age. Minor nicks, chips, scratches, and abrasions in places Very minor areas of insect damage including to back/underside of the proper left breast. Age crack to the proper left hand of the mother. Small holes to the face of mother and child, which appear to have been left by former attachments rather than as a result of damage. A loss to the front of the integral base, just in front of the toes. Fine glossy black patina with some encrustation. Freestanding.


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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels

Ben Tursch, Brussels, acquired from the above

Private Collection, Brussels

Lance and Roberta Entwistle, London and Paris

Sidney and Bernice Clyman, Scarsdale, acquired from the above on June 18, 2006

Philippe Guimiot and Lucien Van de Velde, Oerkunsten van zwart Afrika/Arts premiers d'Afrique noire, Brussels, 1977, p. 73, cat. no. 40

Roger Vokaer, La maternité dans les arts premiers/Het Moederschap in de Primitive Kunsten, Brussels, 1977, p. 52, cat. no. 31

Luc de Heusch et al., Utotombo. Kunst uit Zwart-Afrika in Belgisch privé-bezit, Brussels, 1988, p. 87, cat. no. XIX

Luc de Heusch et al., Utotombo. L'Art d’Afrique noire dans les collections privées belges, Brussels, 1988, p. 87, cat. no. XIX

Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa, London, 1998, p. 90, fig. A

Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, L’art tribal d’Afrique noire, Paris, 1998, p. 90, fig. A

Credit Communal de Belgique, Brussels, Oerkunsten van zwart Afrika/Arts premiers d'Afrique noire, March 5 - April 17, 1977

Société Générale de Banque, Brussels, La maternité dans les arts premiers/Het Moederschap in de Primitive Kunsten, May 13 - June 30, 1977

Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Utotombo. Kunst uit Zwart-Afrika in Belgisch privé-bezit/ Utotombo. L'Art d’Afrique noire dans les collections privées belges, March 25 - June 5, 1988