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July 31, 2016 : SALE CLOSED
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"The Namji doll" -- an iconic form in African art. The sparse, geometric abstraction of the human form has been an inspiration for modern artists worldwide for decades. In this antique example, with multiple strands of glass beads attached and the deeply patinated surface shows signs of both age and extensive handling, this example is very special. For any collector who as of yet to acquire a Namji doll, this early 20th century example would fill the void in spectacular fashion.
|Lot ID: 13|
|Low Estimate: $3,000|
|High Estimate: $4,000|
|Next Bid: $1,600|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood (one piece), fiber, beads, stain|
|Dimensions: 9" (22.86 cm) height x 4.5" (11.43 cm) width|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Cameroon|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Statue|
|By convention, Cameroon is divided into four cultural and artistic areas-the Forest Zone (central and eastern), the Grasslands (southwest), the Nigerian border region (northwest), and the North. The territory in the north is vast, and home to the Namji, Mambila, Wute, Vere, Fulani, and Kirdi peoples. The Namji tribe is famous in the west for their wooden dolls carved with geometric features and adorned with numerous multicolored necklaces (Ref: Bacquart, Tribal Arts of Africa). Further expertise: Cameron, “Isn't S/He a Doll”; Garrard, “African Art from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, Geneva”; Visona, “A History of Art in Africa” Photo Source: Lot 13 Namji Woman with Doll photo source Weidholz, 1943|
|Provenance: Ex. Private Collection Fritz and Lucille Wallace, US, acquired from Collection Alain Finard, Paris|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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