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A RARE DENGESE FIGURE
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A RARE DENGESE FIGURE

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A RARE DENGESE FIGURE
The torso with concentric circles and rectangular panels of hatched ornament carved in high relief, the head with typical cross-hatched coiffure and grooved cylindrical vessel above, circular keloids to temples, extensive scarification carved in relief on the neck, on three flared finger-like projections joined at the base and with carved 'knuckles', pierced through the chest, dark glossy patina, inscribed: HC462
53cm. high
Provenance
Han Coray, Zurich
Literature
Bastin, M.-L. et al., Utotombo, L'Art d'Afrique noire dans les collections privés belges, Brussels, 1988, p.225, no.206
Exhibited
Brussels, 1988, no.206
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Please note that the provenance of this lot is Han Coray, Zurich

Lot Essay

Cf. Leiris, M. and Delange, J., African Art, New York, 1968, p.342, fig.397 for a similar figure on three legs
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