African Statue #8
04 October 2023

I inherited this sculpture from my dad , who passed away in November 2022. He lived in Nigeria in the late 1960s. He bought many African pieces, and I believe this is from Africa but am not sure.


11 x 3

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Answered within about 2 hours
By Delia
Oct 04, 15:27 UTC
Fair Market Value
$200 - $300 USD
Suggested Asking Price $400 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Christine,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique African carved hardwood figure
Probably West African, 20th Century
The standing male figure with tall arched stylized coiffure and waist covering, on a short foot. With a later cowrie shell necklace. Unmarked.
11 inches tall
CONDITION: This carving appears to be in generally good condition with minor wear and paint loss commensurate to age and use. Age crack to side of head.
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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~ Delia

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