Lot: 153

Antelope dance crest "tijwara"

Mali, Bamana

Provenance Size Hammer price
Cole Harrell, New York, USA B: 23.6 inch 4000 EUR

wood, metal, base For a work by the same artist/workshop, once in the Perls Collection, later Ernst and Ruth Anspach, New York, see AHDRC 0078129. The carved antelopes are known as "tijwara" - "the beast who labors" ("tij": work, "wara": wild animal). They recall a fabulous being, half man, half animal, who in legendary past taught man how to cultivate the earth.