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abstract power figure - MBEMBE - Cameroon

Lot reference 17335439

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19th century or early 20th century - very good condition

interesting and abstract power figure or slit-gong - presumably from the Mbembe - made from hard wood with a good brown patina from long use.
In the cavity of the body of the figure there are some remains of white colored pigments, supposedly kaolin. There is another cavity at the back of the head which was obviously once closed - therefore probably the two holes on each side of the square opening.

The sculpture comes from a collection of African Art of an elderly lady in Hamburg. She assembled her collection mainly during the 1970s and 80s and bought the objects from art galleries in Germany as well as from other collectors, e.g. Dr.W.Nerlich.

height without base 45 cm

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Reviews given: 116
Member since: August 3, 2015
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    Top vendeur très rapide pour l'envoi et belle qualité d'objets
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    shakabuma November 5, 2018

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    Nice piece, perfect box with a little present too, perfect arival on time. Compliments to the seller!
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    Giovannimariacolombo1954--- November 3, 2018

  • pièce authentique,parfaitement emballée

    user-614cbf6 October 31, 2018

  • All nice thanks

    user-21a6fcf October 24, 2018

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    Fast delivery, well packed, item 100% as described/shown in auction. Selfwritten note 'states' provenance from a private German collection (reliability?), I expected a formal document. Nevertheless ++
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    artseeker October 17, 2018

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    een prachtig masker !
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    user-9383906 October 16, 2018

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    Absolute authentic beautiful and old piece
    Good and friendly communication
    Well packed and fast delivery
    Recommended seller.
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    niekenmarja September 26, 2018

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    perfect !
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    user-9383906 September 21, 2018

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    Objet conforme, très bien emballé avec une livraison rapide.
    Super transaction.Merci
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    user-d533873 September 8, 2018

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    Great seller. Very glad with the statue. Fits perfect in my collection! Thanks a lot!
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    Truffaz September 7, 2018

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    parfait, merci
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    porto-novo69 September 6, 2018

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    joman55 August 24, 2018

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    Gourdet August 23, 2018

  • Old mask as described, good communication, good experience!

    michaeloehrl August 3, 2018

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    Très beau masque Kifwebe avec belle patine d'utilisation évidente
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    lovviere July 22, 2018

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    Vendeur particulièrement sérieux et courtois.
    L'objet vendu correspond exactement à sa description.
    Emballage soigné et livraison rapide.
    Un rêve qui est une réalité.
    Encore merci.
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    user-eb62385 July 14, 2018

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    Bel pezzo, spedizione rapida e efficiente, buona comunicazione. Complimenti!
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    Giovannimariacolombo1954--- July 12, 2018

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    bernarddarsch June 24, 2018

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    parfait, merci
    et très rapide
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    bx19break June 22, 2018

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    santantimo June 22, 2018

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    Tutto bene, grazie.
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    tatiefraise007 June 15, 2018

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    Mooi poppetje, in goede staat ontvangen. Bedankt!
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    Autenticidad June 12, 2018

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    Very good to deal with !!!
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    paulocerquinho June 7, 2018

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