Lot 11

Statuette "Iagalagana", she is presented standing on long legs with angular joints. Her face with a soft expression is surmounted by a sagittal crest, her ears are ritually distended. This statue had a divinatory and apotropaic role. It was used to call for rain and also served as a prestigious object.
Wood, old brown patina and honey
Mumuyé, Nigeria, early 20th century
53 x 10.5 cm