Seated female figure, Malinke, Mali.
This is a fine female half figure sitting on a stool with free carved arms and both hands resting besides the adomen. She has a narrow head with scarifications and big c-shaped ears; there are only few figures, that can be attributed to the Malinke. They show a stylistic mixture influenced by the sculptural tradition of the Bambara, Mossi and Dogon.
Wood, shiny brown patina, min. dam., cracks, traces of abrasion.
H: 44,5 cm / 17.5 inches.
Provenance: Hans van Houwelingen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Price: € 2500,- Now: € 1950,-