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galerie Cecile Kerner
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an extremely rare baguirmi doll
an extremely rare ,impressive bagirmi fertility doll. Her big dimension (54cm),makes think Harter in tribal art winter 1994,p 69, about another similar one that"other highly unusual statuettes are of larger size,with a darker patina and a polish of use that indicates frequent handling,especially at the base of the object where it is most easily grasped.perhaps these objects were used by those presiding over rites of fertility Tey are in any event ,too large to be constantly carried by young girls"The one published by harter is in yale archives under number on 0050473~02.It was auctioned at christies Paris in 2003 10 december lot 192,with a high result.Provenance of this one :brought back in the early 30ties by the father of alexandra martin Blasseele from south of france,who sold it to Alain Bovis paris,at a fair in rond point des champs élysees,and JP Agogue french collector .The headress of this one is complete ,(the christies one is not)A very unusal ,and beautiful example


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