Lot 154: A Fine and important Akan Terracotta mortuary figure--Published

A Fine and important Akan Terracotta mortuary figure, Likely Fanti; Ghana

The large and fine figure of powerful naturalistic form, the head rounded and with fine features, the shoulders broad and with arms straight and hands resting on the knees, the figure sitting in a separately made chair with legs bent. Some repairs but all original parts. Fine old variegated surface. H. 18 1/2" seated

This figure, YGVR archives #: 20780, Was identified by Schaedler in his 'Keramik aus Schwarz-Afrika', 1985 (p. 86 and 87) as Agona-Asofo which is a Fanti stylistic attribution.

Property of a New York Private Collector

Ex. Hans Wolf, Zurich
Ex. Auktionshaus Usala Nusser, 1994
Ex. Private California collection

Publication History:
Published: Schaedler, K.F.; 'Keramik aus Schwarz-Afrika und Altamerika', Zurich 1985; Pgs 86 & 87.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

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