Lot: 23761st tribal art auction
Cuillère cérémonielle "wa ke mia"
Côte d'Ivoire, Dan
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|L: 60 cm||
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wood, dark brown patina, elongated, dish-shaped ladle, the massive handle carved with a ram head, incised ornaments on the underside, dam., minor missing part through insect caused damage (rams head), cracks;
occasionally the spoons were carved with cow or rams heads, giving a hint on the domestic animals, slaughtered at big festivities in order to provide an adequate meal for the guests.