URHOBO, MALE SHRINE FIGURE, NIGERIA
Late 19th c.; Carved wood, paint; On stand: 50" x 14" x 8 1/2"; Provenance: John Giltsoff, London; Allan Stone Collection, New York; Literature: Schadler, Karl-Ferdinand, Afrikanische Kunst. Germany: Heyne-Buch, 1975. Issue 4454,
Sale Price: $15,000
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
This is a fine old piece; however, as you will note there is significant damage. The loss on the back is also extensive. The areas examined and touched were stable, but it is a fragile piece.