mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Region/ country:||Congo DRC|
|Period:||mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
22 x 9 cm.
Former collection Belgium
Founded at the early 17th century in the current Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Kuba Kingdom was a wealthy state with an elaborate system of royal court titles, based on merit.
Since the positions of power within the Kuba royal court were rather assigned than inherited, members of the aristocracy made many efforts to distinguishing themselves from their peers.
Thanks to the knowledge and talent of local craftsmen, they would commission to the sculptors the most prestigious elegant personal accessories which would attest of their prosperity, their personal achievements and their ascendant mobility.
Holders of Kuba titles demonstrated their wealth and generosity by distributing great quantities of palm wine to their friends and associates.
Within the royal court, recipients were essential accessories of great symbolic value.
This cup in richly carved wood combines human and animal shapes to express ideals of refinement and power. Its elegant facial features are well-shaped and symmetrically arranged, whereas the mouth is small and closed, reflection of the belief according to which a well-structured thought must always precede the speech.
Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track & trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.
Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.
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Catawiki member since April 6, 2018, received 143 reviews in total (113 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||99.1% (113 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
sorry for my late answer, I had been a few days away: nice item, safe delivery, perfect!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.L extremite du nez de masque punu est arrivée cassée, ce défaut n apparait pas sur les photos, ce qui déprécie la valeur intrinsèque et la beauté de ce masque. L emballage était pourtant très correct
TRES BONNE TRANSACTION. MERCI.
received lot in good time in good order
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Achat globalement satisfaisant dans l'ensemble. Valeur d'enchères quelque peu surévaluée par les experts.
Certificat d'authenticité/ancienneté/origine de l'objesouhaitée, conformément sa description.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Na een misverstand mijnerzijds annuleerde ik de aankoop. Verkoper heeft dit geaccepteerd. Hartelijk dank voor de medewerking en belofte van restitutie.
Beter volgende keer, dank.
This was a good experience. The mask was as described thanks to the photos. The price was I hope fair to us both. It was well packed and delivered promptly. I don't have any negatives.
Volgens BPost zou het pakket 6 sept 14.19 bezorgd zijn. Was thuis niets gezien. Al veel meer problemen met BPost gehad.
Very nice. Fast shipping. Thanks.
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|Rest of Europe||$35.30|
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