It dates to around 1920 - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Object:||Classic Eyema O Byeri On Its Nsekh|
|Period:||It dates to around 1920|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Classic Eyema O Byeri On Its Nsekh – Fang Ntumu – Gabon
In fairly good state considering its great age. Obvious signs of long traditional use. It dates to around 1920.
Provenance: Ex - collection of Maurice Braham, London. Bought from him by S. Westerdijk around 1970.
A female Ntumu Byeri figure is rare in itself, but one sitting on its original barkwood box is even more scarce. This very-well patinated example is of the long-face Ntumu substyle once current in Gabon. It has the for the Ntumu characteristic helmet –like hairdo. Its arms fall alongside the body, the hands rest on the knees of the shortened legs. This piece belonged to a group of Fang figures that made part of my mother’s collection, which she established in the 1960s and 1970s.A truly great piece with a ditto history.
Literature: Yves le Fur (ed.): Les Forêts Natales, Paris, 2017, pp. 194ff.
Dimensions: 82 x 20 x20 cm.
People/ Region: The Ntumu are the largest Fang group. They live in N.W. Gabon and adjacent regions of Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.
Material: Alstonia congensis medium hardwood and bark of the Okumu tree, Chlorophora excelsa.
Weight: 2.980 kg. Byeri: 0.99kg. Nsekh: 1.99 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.
Catawiki member since November 19, 2014, received 256 reviews in total (47 in last 12 months)
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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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