This beautifully sculpted Biteki figure depicts a female, crowned with a large abstracted coiffure. A wonderful sense of movement is conveyed through the sweeping arms of the figure which converge forming a V- shape at the back, and the legs exhibit Cubist-like qualities to their form. The stylised face features a typically long nose with a series of holes beneath, and a pair of prominent protruding ears. The body of the figure displays a carved representation of female genitalia, primitive in creation, and red pigment has been originally applied to the surface of the piece throughout, which over time, has now faded in parts.
Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century
Ex Romy Rey Collection, London
H (Incl. Stand): 42cm
H (Excl. Stand): 37cm
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