A Dan sculpture, from the region Man, village Mampleu, Ivory Coast, standing on large feet, bent muscular legs, accentuated genitals, a columnar torso with a pointed navel and hanging cone-shaped breasts, square shoulders terminating in arms held away from the body, short hands, the elongated ridged neck supporting an oval head, a slightly open diamond-shaped mouth, a short nose with a broad tip, slit eyes beneath thick high arched brows, a domed forehead, large ears with a significant tragus, the torso covered with scarification marks of varied patterns on the front and the backside, the head is capped by a three-parted striated coiffure partly made from raffia; blackened patina with traces of ages and ritual use, several cracks. Provenance Mohamed Belo Garba.
Lit.: Eberhard Fischer and Hans Himmelheber: The Arts of the Dan in West Africa, Museum Rietberg, Zürich, 1984; Eberhard Fischer: Dan Artists: The Sculptors Tame, Si, Tompieme and Sõn- Their Personalities and Work, Zurich, 2014; MetMuseum Dan Female Figure; Burkhard Gottschalk: Kunst aus Schwarz-Afrika. Zeugnisse der Meisterschaft afrikanischer Schnitzer aus privaten Sammlungen. Band 2, Düsseldorf 2007.
600 - 700- Euro
Height: 54 cm Weight: 1,2 kg
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