Lot 139: A fine and rare Djenne bronze figurine

A fine and rare Djenne bronze figurine, Djenne, 15th Century.; Mali

The figurine depicting a seated female figure with pointed topknot coif, large swollen eyes and wide nose, the mouth small and lips pursed, the toso attenuated and with design elements, the arms sinuous and bent at the elbows, the hands on the abdomen, the navel protruding, legs bent beneath.Fine verdigris patina with black and red copper oxides. H. 3 1/4"

This piece was examined by Kenneth Linsner, an expert on ancient metal, in the 1990's and determined to be consistent with a 15th Century datation.

Property of a New York Private Collector

Ex. Gil and Rhoda Graham, NY
Ex. Private New York collection

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500

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