Lot: 39

Peigne avec tête janus "saka" ou "kouêkouê" ("kwekwe")

Côte d'Ivoire, Baoulé

Provenance Taille Adjugé
Lucien van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium (ca. 1970)
Ludwig Bretschneider (1909-1987), Munich, Germany
H: 18,5 cm Vendu

wood, with six prongs (one missing) and original repair (one prong partly added), base

Beautiful specimen with finely carved Janus heads and incised decor on the grip plate.

Among the Baule, combs were usually made by men as gifts for women. Combs of this quality were considered luxury objects and were handed down from generation to generation as valuable heirlooms.

ADHRC: 0063079