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    Description

    Igbo (Nigeria), Northern Region
    Personal Altar, Ikenga
    Wood
    Height: 19 ½ inches Width: 6 5/8 inches Depth: 7 inches

    This is a well-carved ikenga of the semi-abstract "spool" type, with legs below the central, cylindrical geometricized middle section, the "body," and a head above it, with horns that sweep down to touch the central "spool." The face is largely abstract, apart from a notch indicating the lower part of the nose, with the mouth below, and the light incising on the forehead, which represents the scars of a titled man. Small triangular ears appear under the curve of the horns. There are a number of vertical drying cracks and a few edge abrasions or small chips. There is a heavy, smoked use patination.

    See previous lot for function and meaning.

    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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