Lot: 120

93e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Chasse-mouches "nandwa blawa"

Côte d'Ivoire, Baoulé

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Dieter Schaffner, Groß-Gerau, Germany H: 120 cm Vendu

wood, gold foil, cloth, animal hair (horse-tail),
Fly-whisks are part of the regalia of chiefs and notables, and are set in front of them on public occasions serving as a sign of rank and status. As vital component of the "aja" (sacred family inheritance) they were crucial items in funerary displays honoring recently deceased elders.

Ross, Doran H., Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection, Houston 2002, p. 235 ff.