CHOKWE STANDING MALE FIGURE
Wood, bay diker horn (Cephalophus dorsalis), ritual patination.
Standing on legs slightly bent at the knees, the arms held forward and bent at the elbows, the artist has produced movement and life to this figure; the head, framed by a headdress, is slightly tilted back with the face gazing upwards as if in a trance; a horn inserted into the top of the head provides energy and power; a metal hoop around.
Published: Bourgeois and Rodolitz, Remnants of Ritual - Selections from the Gelbard Collection of African Art, Ethnos, New York, 2003, fig.98
Exhibited: Remnants of Ritual - Selections from the Gelbard Collection of African Art
Chicago, Illinois, Governors State University, 2003;
Champaigne, Illinois, Krannert Art Museum, 2003;
Kansas City, Missouri, Belger Art Center/University of Missouri, 2004;
Park Forest, Illinois, Tall Grass Art Association, 2005
David and Clifford Gelbard Collection, New York / Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C.