Ancestor Figure
Lower Benue, Nigeria, (ethnic group uncertain, possibly Afo or Benue)
19th century

Previous collection: Jean and Noble Endicott, NYC Acquired from Parke Benet Auction, NYC in the 1970’s

Standing on bent legs with arms grasping her breasts, this female figure exhibits great age and use. It has a thick patina due to the many sacrificial offerings it received. The sculpture is bold and powerful with sweeping curved arms and legs.

Height: 12 inches / 30.5 cm
IN 10-14-17 / Price on request


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