Lot: 402

Spoon

D. R. Congo, Lega

Provenance Size Hammer price
Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium H: 7.3 inch 4800 EUR

ivory, rep. Only older men who were high-level members of "bwami" were allowed to eat with spoons made from ivory, reminding those watching of their status and value to the community.


Cuillers sculptures, Paris 1990-1991, p. 158
This object is subject to CITES. Please note that it can only be sent within the European Community. At the present time export in third countries is prohibited.