Kanyok Female Figure
- Sold for:
- American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
- Date / Time :
- May 05, 2018 10:00AM
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.
Missing front part of the feet.
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