Lot 196

A LARGE SENUFO DEBLE RHYTHM POUNDER, IVORY COAST With slender elongated torso and arms, the figure stands on short legs with large rounded buttocks, with large pendulous breasts with linear scarification marks, with a stylised face with slit eyes, a long linear nose and a small crest headdress, 114cm high, Provenance: Property from the collection of Major Ian Kelsey. Kelsey retired from the army in 1898 to become an explorer, collecting in African tribal art between 1898 and 1920; thence by descent; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. To be sold without reserve.

Estimate: £600-£800