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Tabouret à cariatide avec trois figures

Mozambique, Makondé

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Old UK Collection H: 39,8 cm 4000 EUR
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wood, pigments, remains of an old collection label, rest., small missing part

This stool is an example of a particularly high quality Makonde carving.

In particular, note the physiognomy of the female figures, the undercut
almond-shaped eyes and intricately designed ears. The figures show individual hairstyles, one is equipped with an upper lip disc "pelele", the other with a nose plug. In the case of the male figure, both the clothing and the deliberately long, pointed nose can be traced back to models from the European colonial rulers.