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Bruce Frank Primitive Art
New York City, NY
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Funerary Post

Vezo, Madagascar
19th c

Provenance: J.J. Klejman Gallery, New York

Martin and Faith-Dorian Wright Collection, NY, acquired from above in 1969.

This monumental sculpture was created to commemorate an important female ancestor.  She is depicted standing on a post with a tall oblong protrusion emerging from the crown of her head.  The figure is superbly carved with a rounded face and richly curled coiffure, arched eyebrows and hollowed eyes.  The high protrusion arising above the head is carved with geometric celestial symbols: moons, stylized stars and, on top, a sun with rays.  Exceptionally hard wood, with a dry and gray weathered patina.

Funerary Post

Vezo, Madagascar
19th c

Provenance: J.J. Klejman Gallery, New York

Martin and Faith-Dorian Wright Collection, NY, acquired from above in 1969.

This monumental sculpture was created to commemorate an important female ancestor.  She is depicted standing on a post with a tall oblong protrusion emerging from the crown of her head.  The figure is superbly carved with a rounded face and richly curled coiffure, arched eyebrows and hollowed eyes.  The high protrusion arising above the head is carved with geometric celestial symbols: moons, stylized stars and, on top, a sun with rays.  Exceptionally hard wood, with a dry and gray weathered patina.

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