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July 31, 2016 : SALE CLOSED
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In the northeastern Igbo area, many family compounds have at least one shrine containing ceramic vessels and figures. The shrines are placed at compound entrances, outside houses, in domestic gardens, as well as in small sheds of their own. The Tekpe are considered “children” of the shrine and its deity and are there to help and protect the shrine. Tekpe bowls are depicted with great variety. Some show human faces with an open mouth, others depict animals and miniature figures. This bowl shows a group of snakes slithering towards the open “mouth,” where magical substances would have been placed. It has been TL tested and dates to the mid-20th century.
|Lot ID: 133|
|Low Estimate: $3,500|
|High Estimate: $4,500|
|Next Bid: $1,000|
|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: terracotta clay, encrustation from shrine applications|
|Dimensions: 8'' (20.32 cm) height|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Nigeria|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Ancient terracotta|
|DeGrunne "The Birth of Art In Africa,", Schadler, "Earth and Ore," Chesi/Merzeder, Tthe Nok Culture"|
Expertise: Phillips, "Africa: The Art of a Continent"; Roy, "Kilengi"; Visona, "A History of Art In Africa", Bacquart, "The Tribal Arts of Africa";
|Provenance: Ex. Berz Gallery of African Art, collected en situ, Djenne region, Mali, late 1990s ((original certificate of authenticity and laboratory TL test included with purchase)|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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