A original african rare sculpture

Apr 02, 2021. 06:45 UTC
A Original African Rare Sculpture
United States of America


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Research: https://www.thecollector.com/top-10-african-oceanic-art-sold-in-the-last-decade/ In the 1960s, both Sotheby’s and Christie’s opened up new departments specializing in art from the previously overlooked continents of Africa and Oceania. Pieces of art from across Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Indonesia became more accessible than ever to collectors, many of whom proved willing to part with incredible sums of money in exchange for a tribal sculpture, ritual mask or ancestral figure. Some of the most exceptional purchases of Oceanic and African art have been in the past decade, with seven-figure auction results (and even one eight-figure!) appearing regularly.


This rare african sculpture was purhased in the USA.

Answered within 3 days
Apr 05, 14:39 UTC
By Leah I.

Fair Market Value

$200 - $400 USD

Insurance Value

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto. This is a wooden sculpture, probably of African origin. It appears to be crafted from hardwood, possibly mahogany. It is in the shape of a female, with exaggerated breasts, and geometric carvings. There is a baby on her back. She is probably a totem of fertility. The style of this statue resembles others that were made in Nigeria in the 20th century.
I looked at the website you linked to; it is hard to know more about this piece specifically without a known provenance.
Based on sales that I found of similar pieces, the Fair Market Value of this sculpture is between $200 and $400.

Kirk tillery Apr 07, 07:50 UTC

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate this item.

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