A magnificent, provenanced piece of Tribal Art. This exceptional Igbo people Ikenga Statue dates to the early 20th Century and originates from Nigeria.
The Igbo are a tribe of approximately eight million who occupy the northern part of the Niger River delta in the West African state of Nigeria. This is an area of forests and fertile swampland, exploited by the Igbo, who are skilled farmers. Power is concentrated in the hands of the Elders, but this is counter-balanced by secret societies.
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A rare curiosity - an early nineteenth, late 18th Century stuffed specimen of a North African Nile Crocodile, Crocodylus Niloticus.
An extremely fine and striking piece of antique taxidermy art from a bygone era. The crocodile mounted in a position of attack, his mouth wide open to reveal his deep mouth and sharp teeth. His legs flexed ready to pounce and his tail curled to the side. The whole piece expertly conserved, mounted and painted.
Length: 41 inches.
Condition: Excellent. S ...click for details