Lot 169 Est R 1000 – 3000 A Bambara Empire Terracotta Ancestral Figure

Winning Bid: R3,000.00

Item condition: Used

SKU: 00169 Category:


Origin: Niger region of the Republic of Mali, excavated from Segou, the ancient capital of the Bambara Empire c. 1640 – 1862, the seated female figure in a backwards inclined position, with a small head & facial features, the body featuring incised naïve sacrification marks to neck & the torso, on a legless base, set on a rectangular-shaped perspex base (Height without base: 25cm) (Condition report: Imperfections, losses & age wearing) Note: This figurine was possibly used as a fertility figurine, helping women to conceive and bear healthy children. Reference: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/311665

Auction History

Auction has finished

Highest bidder was: Hugh Roberts

Date Bid User Auto
2021-02-09 20:44R3,000.00Hugh Roberts
2021-02-09 20:42R2,900.00miranda
2021-02-09 20:21R2,800.00Hugh Roberts
2021-02-09 20:19R2,700.00miranda
2021-02-09 20:13R2,600.00Hugh Roberts
2021-02-09 20:12R2,500.00miranda
2021-02-09 20:11R2,400.00Hugh Roberts
2021-02-09 20:10R2,300.00miranda
2021-02-09 20:09R2,200.00Hugh Roberts
2021-02-09 20:09R2,100.00miranda
2021-02-09 20:08R2,000.00Hugh Roberts
2021-02-09 20:08R1,900.00miranda
2021-02-09 20:06R1,800.00Hugh Roberts
2021-02-09 20:05R1,700.00miranda
2021-02-09 20:04R1,600.00Hugh Roberts
2021-02-09 20:00R1,500.00miranda
2021-02-09 19:54R1,400.00Hugh Roberts
2021-02-08 21:26R1,300.00miranda
2021-02-08 19:35R1,200.00martjievdberg
2021-02-03 19:06R1,100.00fehealy
2021-02-03 18:39R1,000.00shanna
2021-01-30 20:00Auction started