Lot 158: Two Mambilla or Mfumte figures

People: Mambilla or Mfumte
H: 14 1/4" and 14 1/2"
The first in the form of a coiled snake like figure, with raised bosses, cubistically rendered head with wide mouth; overall darkened surface, appears burned, some insect damage; the second with aggressive feature, the face with open mouth and barred teeth; bulging eyes and knobs representing hair. The body covered in raised knobs possibly representing boils, arms to the abdomen over bent locking legs. Overall dark patina with orange highlights. Each on a custom base.

Ex. Irwin Hersey, NY, Field collected by Charles D. Miller III

Price Realized: $600

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