Dan Tribe, Liberia, late 19th-early 20th century
Previous Collection: William Siegmann, former curator for African Arts, at the Brooklyn Museum, New York

Kedie’s or sometimes referred to as Stella’s, are kept at shrines when not in use. They are important judgment implements, used by the village to adjudicate conflicts. This sculpture has pronounced lines and angles, in particular the raised vertical ridge running down the center of the face, and the strong jaw line, combined with the raised bands of hair at the back of the head: reveal a compelling sculpture when viewed in profile. The wood is hard and has a deep and blackened patina from use. Collected in the field by William Siegmann.

Its height is 5.75 inches tall

IN 11-9-11/ Price on Request