It dates back to around 1930 – 1940. - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Lwena|
|Material:||very dense hardwood of the Uapaca family|
|Period:||It dates back to around 1930 – 1940.|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Splendid Tshibola Maternity – Lwena – Angola
In fine state. Small age cracks to base and hairdo. It dates back to around 1930 – 1940.
Provenance: Ex – collection of Jean Dierickx, Brussels; bought from him in his gallery by H. Westerdijk around 1975.
Suku or tshibola ( tshisola) figures are a standard theme in the total corpus of Chokwe – Lunda art and can be found among other branches of this vast complex, especially also among the Lwena .This mother and child sculpture is a classic piece, both in the hairdo ( Tota ) as well as in the way the child is represented and positioned in the arms of its mother. The huge tota coiffure, which works most like a flattened turban, is very much characteristic for Lwena art. The active child and the rather aloof mama are a constant contrast in Lwena sculpture. The details, executed in very hard and dense wood, are finely sculpted and rather naturalistic in nature. Such figures were given in loan by religious specialists, when all other remedies had failed, to couples who sought to have progeny. A very fine and old specimen with a charming hand patina from much oiling, rubbing and handling.
Literature: M.L. Felix: Ritual Figures in Congo, Hongkong, 2018, pp. 208 – 209.
Dimensions: 37 x 12 x 14 cm.
Region /People: The Lwena live in the border area of N.W. Angola and the D.R.C.
Material: very dense hardwood of the Uapaca family.
Weight: 0.992 kg.
Sold with handwritten declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized, for over 50 years now, in the study of the material cultures in African nations that live south of the Sahara.
Due to bad experiences with carriers, we opted for one reliable carrier. The shipping costs are therefore slightly higher. Sent by registered and insured mail.
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Efficient, fast delivery. Am not in France and will give more feedback when I see the object
Great piece ! Perfect packaging.
Perfect transaction. Nice item, prompt shipping, good communication. Many Thanks!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Mooiste item wat ik tot nu toe heb gewonnen bij Catawiki via deze erg professionele mensen bij de "bron". Waardevol provenance stuk erbij, iets om de rest van je leven van te genieten. Uitmuntend!!!!!
Very nice mask, which was sent rapidly and well packed. Would buy again from this seler.
Very courteous and willing to please. His objects are of great quality
Very happy with my purchase
we are quite satisfied with the handling, correct information of this sale and very much appreciate the letter/certificate with the details of the object we bought.
Reibungslose Abwicklung. Zusagen eingehalten. Pünktlicher Versand. Ordentliche Verpackung. Voll zufrieden.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Vente très positive ! Colis livré le surlendemain de l'enchère ! Deux jours. Extrêmement rapide, avec une frontière à traverser.
Et très bonne communication avec le vendeur, Bastien.
Item arrived in time and as described in perfect condition.
Thanks a lot.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Très beau chi wara, belle patine ancienne. On déplore un recollage non mentionné à la base.
Indigène, avec traces de colle ?
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Cet objet de valeur,à 800 € de réserve,est arrivé cassé (j'ai envoyé les photos), car il n'a pas eu les conditions de transport appropriées.Ce vendeur répond gentiment mais ne me dédommage en rien.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.It's tragic that the object has damaged. There is consultation with Catawiki, the rules of Catawiki are applicable in this case. In the context of the privacy of buyer no further comments
Great communication and delivery, very fast and efficient.
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