Lot 207

A BAGA D’MBA FEMALE BUST HEADDRESS Of elegant proportions, with an elongated face and protruding eyes, with deep carved decoration, the face, neck, and feet embellished with intricate metal sheets which are seamlessly integrated, with remnants of red pigment, particularly on the eyes, 81cm 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