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Kanyok Female Figure

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
71
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Kanyok Female Figure, standing female figure, with straight muscular legs and rounded hips with exaggerated buttocks and pendant genitalia beneath a wide torso and protruding abdomen, slender bent arms terminating in flat hands on the torso, all beneath a thick neck and sculptured head with protruding lips and tongue, coffee bean eyes and a classical coiffure, black glossy patina, (most of the feet missing), ht. 22 3/4 in.

Provenance: A private Massachusetts collection; Dr. Hugo Weissman Collection, Boston, since 1960; White Fathers, Society of the Missionaries of Africa.

Literature: African Art in American Collections, Warren Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, DC, 1989, fig. 1117, p. 433.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Missing front part of the feet.


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Keywords

Hugo Weissman, Warren Robbins, Body shape, Buttocks, Female beauty, Female body shape, Human body, Physical attractiveness, Washington, DC

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