Lot: 40087th Tribal Art Auction
Cup in shape of a standing male figure
D. R. Congo, Kuba
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Belgian Colonial Collection||H: 9.4 inch||
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middle brown wood, dark brown patina, with both hands holding some items, incised scarification marks on the upper part of the body, min. dam., cracks, small missing parts (foot tips, heels), slight traces of abrasion. Used for ritual purposes, which is why such cups were made of precious wood and were carved with special care.