- 90.I Tribal Art and 90.II Contemporary Native American Art
- Royal palm wine cup "mbwoong ntey"
Royal palm wine cup "mbwoong ntey"
D. R. Congo, Kuba Kingdom
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Emile Jadot (collected in situ, around 1890)
Guy Berbé, Brussels, Belgium
Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium
|H: 8.7 inch||14000 EUR / 20000 EUR|
wood, cowry shells, camwood powder, two old collection labels "...mile Jadot 1890" and "Rapporté du Congo par Emile Jadot, de Tour...(vers 1890)" The addition of cowry shells, which were a form of currency before the onset of the colonial period, is a conspicuous sign of the cup owner's prestige and wealth.