Lot: 36999th Auction
Caryatid stool with three figures
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Old UK Collection||H: 15.7 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, pigments, remains of an old collection label, rest., small missing part
This stool is an example of a particularly high quality Makonde carving.
In particular, note the physiognomy of the female figures, the undercut
almond-shaped eyes and intricately designed ears. The figures show individual hairstyles, one is equipped with an upper lip disc "pelele", the other with a nose plug. In the case of the male figure, both the clothing and the deliberately long, pointed nose can be traced back to models from the European colonial rulers.