16 June 2009
Le visage aux yeux et à la bouche percés, les oreilles en relief, de nombreux clous insérés sur le crâne et au niveau des yeux. Patine brune.
Hauteur: 33 cm. (13 in.)
Peter De Groote, Bruxelles.
Lavuun Quackelbeen, Bruxelles.
Alan Steele, New York.
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Beaulieux, D., African Art in Belgian Collections, Bruxelles, 2000, n.185
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