Lot: 177

98e vente aux enchères


Côte d'Ivoire, Baoulé

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
L: ca. 97 cm (with horse tail) 1500 EUR
Frais supplémentaires : 23% de commission, TVA, expédition et assurance transport

wood, gold foil, fabric, horse-tail, base

Covered with gold foil, these fly whisks are part of the regalia of chiefs and dignitaries and are presented on public occasions as a sign of rank and status.

As part of the sacred family heritage "aja", they are displayed in honour of the deceased during funeral ceremonies.

Vogel, Susan Mullin, Baule, African Art - Western Eyes, New York 1997, p. 195 (AHDRC 0149365)