Lot: 400

87th 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 5000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

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.


Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand, Afrikanische Kunst in Deutschen Privatsammlungen, München 1973, p. 335