Seated Kampa female figure, Kenya
H: 17 cm (6,7″)
Light brown wood, brown patina
This is a finely carved female figure in an upright posture. She has big ears, eyes with metal inlay, fine tattoos on her left cheek and on her back and wears a very small loincloth. The figure is seated on a typical three-legged Kampa stool, and is attached to the stool with a thin wire.
Age: Est. late 19th – beg 20th Century
Provenance: The figure was a gift to the Danish collector, Paul Dich from his brother, the Danish painter Anton Dich (1889-1935), who lived in Bordighera in southern France and who, together with his friends the artists Amedeo Modigliani and Swedish Ivar Arosenius, collected African tribal art.
Literature: Stevenson, Michael & Michael Graham-Stewart, The Mlungu in Africa, 2003, p. 75
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