Very beautiful decorative Bambara female sculpture with beautiful scarification front and back. Metal ears adorn the face. Arms and breasts are placed separately with a pin. Serene expression.
Good condition. Signs of age and wear.
Dimensions: 75 x 16 x 15 cm
Materials: wood, pigment, metal, vegetable fibres.
Period: 2nd half of the 20th century.
Light colour differences possible.
Private Belgian collection.
With a certificate of M. C. P. Verstuyf.
Private Belgian collection from
Maurice C. P. Verstuyf (° Etterbeek 1949), graduated in plastic arts, graphics department, at the Hoger Sint Lukasinstituut in Schaarbeek (Brussels) in 1971.
Maurice C.P. Verstuyf, aka Stef Verstuyf, was art director and creative director in several international advertising agencies until 2014 and started his collection of tribal art in the early 1970s.
This collection consists of masks and figurines (no weapons) mainly from CONGO (RDC) and also from GABON, ANGOLA, IVORY COAST, GHANA, TOGO, LIBERIA, CAMEROON and NIGERIA.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Wood, Wood and metal
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 76×16×15 cm
- 1340 g