Lot 152: A fine Wurkun or Waja figure

People: Wurkun or Waja
Northern Nigeria
H: 14 3/4"
Characteristically carved with high ribbed coif, simple face, ribbon-like arms around the body, protruding umbilicus and stylized lower portion; the whole on an iron steak for insertion into the ground. Exceptional patina and age. On a custom base.

Ex. Reinhold collection, NY c. 1980's.


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