Fine female figure - Wood - Dan - Liberia / Ivory Coast

Description
Fine female figure - Wood - Dan - Liberia / Ivory Coast
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear



Provenance:
- Giovanni Franco Scanzi, Italy
- Private collection, UK

Giovanni Scanzi published several books on African art : L'art traditional Lobi; Statuaire de Cote Ivoire, etc

In Dan society, sculptures of women are prestige objects that reflect positively both on their owners' and their subjects' reputations. Among the most costly of Dan expressive forms, they are commissioned by men to honor an especially esteemed wife. The sculptures are conceived of as portraits of the women they depict, although this and other examples suggest an overarching emphasis on established Dan ideals of feminine beauty.

Shipping via express courier 24hrs after payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.

Lot details
Object
Fine female figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Dan
Region/ country
Liberia / Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
54×18×14.5 cm
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