Very unusual female figure from Africa holding what appears to be a tusk. This was a estate purchase and the figure as well as our item #4728 was in a custom made museum type display case that was cracked and could not be repaired. We discarded the case. I cannot attribute the figure to a specific tribe and will leave that up to experts. The figure appears to have been buried and the fiber hair could stand to be cleaned. From my collection of African art. Also the base is very uneven and had a large plastic piece attached to the base to make it stand upright in the display case. We will send that with the figure. A wonderful example of tribal African art. Certainly has age but difficult to date.
Approx 24 inches tall X 11 inches wide X 8 inches deep Weight 10 1/2 lbs
Item ID: 4729