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The Fine Art Showcase: Winter Selection

Wed, Nov 29, 2023 05:30PM EST
Lot 234

Toma Female Figure

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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African Tribal Art: Toma People: Female Figure, Guinea. The sculpture represents a female figure with beautiful scarification on her breasts and torso, pierced ear lobes, cowrie shell eyes, and an impressive display of teeth. The figure wears a cowrie shell adorned leather cap, topped with a tuft of animal hair. There is a double string od beads around her neck, and her waist is surrounded with a string of blue beads and a tattered rough-fiber cloth. The face shows the patination of libations. Overall there is a dark brown patina. The estimated age of this piece is late 19th Century.

43H x 12W x 9D (inches).

Private Collection, Massachusetts, Private Collection, New York


Abrasions and worn areas consistent with it's former use and age.

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