Early 20th century - Reasonable Condition. Provenance Gaëtan Schoonbroodt.
Tschokwe Staff of a Chief- Angola- D.R.C. Congo.
Size: 52 cm
NO PRICE LIMIT
Wood, pyrolysed for darker color in some parts, hands of chief missing ( desacralised).
The open savanna in southern Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola witnessed the rise of several wealthy and powerful states during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In these societies art objects are made to show the power of the chief. Chokwe chiefs and those of related peoples, such as the Songo and Ovimbundu, possess many articles--chairs, stools, ceremonial weapons, staffs of office, even tobacco pipes--elaborately carved with figures and scenes of village life. Careful attention is paid to accurate depiction, coiffures, and headdresses, such as the high one worn by the Chokwe chief himself during the Makishi Masquerade, as seen in this example.
Provenance: Gaëtan Schoonbroodt.
Can be viewed or picked up, if desired, at David Norden's African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
Subscribe to the African Art newsletter: www.african-arts.info
Free delivery. Sent by insured and registered mail with Track & Trace. May also be picked up at David Norden's in Antwerp, by arrangement only.
Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe, no stand, and private review by …
|Member since:||July 1, 2014|
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?Cette statuette de notableKuba est une belle pièce, incontestable, mais rien ne justifie un tel prix.
D.Norden est un excellent vendeur.LA qualité est là/ Le couple Dogon est d'une élégance simple/Le Songye et les3 Teke Mbuti rivalisent par leur authenticité
Perfecte service en documentatie.
You won't have to pay any shipping costs for this lot.
The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment. Some sellers may offer the possibility of picking up items by arrangement.
You can pick up this lot from the seller: Antwerpen, Belgium.