Large African Igbo Wood Ancestor Shrine Figure

14016. Large African Igbo Wood Ancestor Shrine Figure


Carved and paint decorated wood male figure of imposing size and elegant elongated form, and rising from wedge-shaped feet, the angular torso with bent arms leading to hands cupped at the front, a finely carved head with a broad panel of scarification across the chest and face in mysterious painted two tone design, and wearing an elaborate conical cap coiffure; and with raffia ankle bands.

Size: 56' x 13' x 9' (142 x 33 x 23 cm).

Provenance: The Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection, Minneapolis, MN.


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