It dates to 1930/1940 - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Object:||Extremely Rare Double Figure|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Chamba|
|Region/ country:||It dates to 1930/1940|
|Period:||It dates to 1930/1940|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
Extremely Rare Double Figure – Chamba – Nigeria
In fine condition. Minor insect damage to one footIn fine condition. Minor insect damage to one foot and a native repair . Old patina. It dates to 1930/1940. On stand.
Provenance: Collected by P. Westerdijk in situ in the Benue Valley at the end of the 1960s.
Double figures showing a single pair of legs do occur among the Chamba and have become known to the market and the world of scientists from 1970 onwards. Here, however, the two do not face the same direction as is normally the case but are positioned opposite to each other and so are the legs, which is highly unusual. I do not know of any similar pieces. Fine red ochre patina on very hard wood. The faces are classical and so are the forward turned arms. Very fine balance over all in an harmonious construction.
Literature: Richard Fardon and Christine Stelzig: Column to volume. Formal innovation in Chamba statuary. London, 2005, pp.32 ff.
Dimensions: 51 x 25 x 13 cm.
People/ Region: The Chamba live in central northeast Nigeria.
Material: dense hardwood.
Weight: 3.245 kg incl. stand
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.
Catawiki member since November 19, 2014, received 256 reviews in total (46 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (46 reviews)|
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All Perfect! Really good package for very fragile mask!!
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.
All was perfect, package, fast delivery , object as it was on pictures and kindness of seller
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.grazie per la bellissima maschera in ottime condizioni, molto apprezzata anche per la documentazione allegata.
Apprezzo molto la sua professionalità, venditore da tenere in considerazione.
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.
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.
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.
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|Rest of Europe||$50.62|