Lot 162: A superb Bamileke figure

People: Bamileke
H: 30 1/4"
The powerful and dynamically carved figure with round head, simple but powerful face in a heart shaped concave facial plane, large characteristic ears, the body with rounded shoulders, forward thrusting arms and angular breasts, the elbows bent, the swelling abdomen above powerfully bent and pointed knees above large angular feet. Exceptional patina.On a custom base.
Exhibited: The Tall Grass Art Association, IL; 2012

Publication History: The Face of Sunset, Bourgeois & Rodolitz: Pg. 185, Fig. 183.

Ex. Private New England collection, Prior to 1975.


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