Lot: 405

Anthropomorphic cup

D. R. Congo, Kuba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
M. Theves- van Opstal, St. Genesius-Rode, Belgium
Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium
H: 6.3 inch 5000 EUR / 12000 EUR

terracotta, brown patina, traces of black paint, corpus of the cup modelled with facial features, rudimentary body, female sexual characteristics especially accentuated, Kuba-typical geometrical incisions, back of the head modelled with eyelet, metal collection label at the same place, slightly dam., minor missing parts (left ear)

"Art Traditionnel", Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles, (Section du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, Groupe 2/3: Les Arts et leurs moyens d'expression), Brussels, 1958:54, #2

Brussels, Belgium: "L'Art au Congo", Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles, Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi Section, Palais du Heysel, 17 April-19 October 1958