Except a few rare little figurines and some wooden knives, the NGATA statuary is related to complex funerary rituals depending on the age and the “occupation” of the deceased. The most famous sculptures are large and rare anthropomorphic wooden polychrome figurines, also called “coffins” of “reliquary guardians”.
The item presented here is of a small size (intended for children) with an expression which is both penetrating and motionless. Both the colors and the geometrical designs refer to the traditional symbolic of the numerous African communities.
Considered the age overall good condition with clear traces of wear and tear. Powerfull face expression, nicely covered with several colors around the body. Please have a good look on the added pictures
Dimensions: Height 102 x Width 21 x Depth 20 cm
Weight: 4000 gram
Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 – 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).