African Carved Wood Figurines

Lot 82

    

African Carved Wood Figurines

Two wood carvings from the Senufo tribe of the Ivory Coast of West Africa, including a female ancestor figure having a clear acrylic plinth and a large female fertility figure bearing a vessel having a monkey shaped lid above her head; accompanying bills of sale from Images West gallery, Saratoga California and Brady & Jones LTD., Washington DC; from a Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois estate
dimensions:  Height 49 5/8 inches, Width 9 inches, Length 9 inches (larger, including monkey lid)
condition*:  Very Good, surface and finish irregularities typical of hand-carving; split in seat and abdomen of fertility figure runs up between breasts into head; overall light to moderate wear consistent with normal use
estimate:  $200-400

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* Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to the bidder, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Leonard Auction, Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.