Lot: 280

87th Tribal Art Auction

Fly whisk

Ghana, Ashanti

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Roy Stacy, Washington D.C., USA H: 14.8 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, dark brown patina, the knob-shaped top crowned by a bird, a snake biting its beak, the shaft carved with anthropomorphic faces, min. dam., small missing parts, slight traces of abrasion. The motif of bird and snake symbolizes the confrontation between obvious danger (snake) and insidiousness.