Lot: 188

87th Tribal Art Auction

Hammock bar, ca 1890/1900

Sierra Leone, Mende

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old British Collection H: 10.2 inch;
B: 11 inch
2000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, shiny dark brown patina, log with eyelets at both ends, human heads attached with wooden chain links, both carved with nearly identical facial features and grooved neck, coiffure/resp. headgear varied, min. dam., slight traces of abrasion, base

Krieger, Kurt, Westafrikanische Plastik, Bd. II, Berlin 1969, ill. 38 Hommel, William, Art of the Mende, University of Maryland 1974, ill. 75