(SOLD) Wooden Carved Baga Serpent, Guinea, Biger River Region

Headdress: Serpent (A-Mantsho-ña-Tshol) Date: 19th or 20th century Geography: Guinea, Niger River region Culture: Baga peoples. This gorgeous Baga snake sculpture is a prime example of this ancient art form. Incredible detail in the mouth of this serpent!

Extraordinary, Old Oceanic tribal art sculpture from the Sepik River region

This piece was very skillfully carved from a single large section of wood and carefully painted with natural pigments according to tribal traditions. Note: There are Baga snakes in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY

This comes from a massive collection of antiquities owned by a private collector including many tribal, African, Native American, and Mexican Folk Art pieces we have included in this auction. Collector resided in Australia for many years and acquired a lot of pieces from Papa New Guinea while starting his collection in the mid 20th century.

Measures: 52.5 h x 6.5 w x 6.5 d

SKU: 19101920 Categories: , , ,
Dimensions 58 × 11 × 11 in