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    Igbo (?) (Nigeria)
    Slit Gong with Standing Figure
    Wood, pigment, heavy patination
    Height: 17 5/8 inches Width: 3 ¼ inches Depth: 3 ½ inches

    This striking object combines a slit gong form most commonly found in the Kasai River watershed far south of Nigeria with facial scarifications of the Igbo ichi type. The figural-facial configuration does resemble the figure on an Igbo chalk spoon illustrated in Igbo Arts. Community and Cosmos (Herbert M. Cole and Chike C. Aniakor. Igbo Arts. Community and Cosmos. Los Angeles: Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1984, p. 64, fig. 106). There is an extensive vertical crack system down the back and small cracks on the front of the body.

    Provenance: A West Coast Collector



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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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