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Splendid Fan - wood, beads, vegetal binding, leather-fur - Fang Ntumu - Gabon / Cameroon

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It dates to around 1920 - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear

Object: Splendid Fan
Ethnic group/ culture: Fang Ntumu
Region/ country: Gabon / Cameroon
Material: wood, beads, vegetal binding, leather-fur
Period: It dates to around 1920
Condition: Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 37×23×3 cm
Weight: 0.117 kg

Splendid Fan – Fang Ntumu – Gabon / Cameroon

In fairly good state. It dates to around 1920. With clear signs of wear and tear. On stand.

Provenance: Ex – collection of François Chanudet, La Rochelle, France. Obtained by him directly after W.W.II in a local auction. Donated to H. Westerdijk by him in 1976.

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Fang fans are very rare and hardly ever collected. They must have made part of the households of rich people. The only well-published example has a ivory grip, which indicates that such objects were reserved for members of the social elite. The wooden grip here is a flattish torso of what looks like to be a female that is inset into a roundish stiff leather leaf dried in the sun and bordered with vegetal stitching. The style of the sculpture is that of the northern Ntumu of the Gabon- Cameroon border area. The eyes are made of beads. A very rare item indeed.

Literature: P.H. Laburthe – Tolra, C H. Falgayrettes- Leveau: Fang, Paris, 1991, fig. on p. 63.

Dimensions :37 x 23 x 3 cm.
People – Region: The northern Fang Ntumu live on both sides of the Gabon –Cameroon border.
Material: wood, beads, vegetal binding, leather-fur.
Weight: 0.117 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.

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  • All Perfect! Really good package for very fragile mask!!

    user-d1f39c3 December 5, 2019

  • Monsieur merci pour cette livraison rapide. Je vais découvrir la lettre d’accompagnement.Un de mes frères spécialiste d'art africain doit passer me dire ce qu'il en pense.
    Cordialement FD

    user-434035c November 27, 2019

  • All was perfect, package, fast delivery , object as it was on pictures and kindness of seller

    poutsy November 21, 2019

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    Hello!
    The item arrived today in good condition.
    Especially I would like to thank Dr. P.Westerdijk
    for his kind and informative letter.

    Have a nice weekend,
    Georg Pimenoff
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    grazie per la bellissima maschera in ottime condizioni, molto apprezzata anche per la documentazione allegata.
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    user-6ab0a03 September 13, 2019

  • The mask is, in my opinion, older and more beautiful than the photos, and unquestionably authentic.
    The seller is a man of integrity, who has carefully vetted and described his objects for sale.

    BDR45 September 5, 2019

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    solSOL September 2, 2019

  • Really a very beautiful mask of high quality and superb patina. A great delight to have this mask in my collection. Fast shipment and well packed, a seller who is conscientious and communicative.

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    Bon objet, perfecte description. Excelent vendeur. Merci..!!
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    fernando4878 August 28, 2019

  • Efficient, fast delivery. Am not in France and will give more feedback when I see the object

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    Everything perfect."Graceful mother" fits well in the home here. The seller, Mr Bastien, is a serious and kind person.
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    Très très bien.
    Toujours d’excellentes pièces d'Art Africaine. Et pour une troisième fois !!
    Emballage parfait. On ne regarde pas à la dépense...
    Je recommande vraiment.
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    solSOL July 4, 2019

  • Great piece ! Perfect packaging.

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    solSOL May 29, 2019

  • Perfect transaction. Nice item, prompt shipping, good communication. Many Thanks!

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    solSOL May 9, 2019

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    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!!!!!
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    user-2ec6e84 April 4, 2019

  • Very nice mask, which was sent rapidly and well packed. Would buy again from this seler.

    laurentnilles April 4, 2019

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