Lot 133
  • 133

Luba-Zimba Female Caryatid Stool, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 USD
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Description

  • wood, glass
  • Height: 20 in (50.8 cm)

Provenance

Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels
Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, acquired from the above in the mid 1990s
Myron Kunin, Minneapolis, acquired from the above on August 21, 1998

Exhibited

Hamline University Art Galleries, Saint Paul, Icons of Perfection: Figurative Sculpture from Africa, December 2, 2005 – February 11, 2006

Literature

Frank Herreman, Icons of Perfection: Figurative Sculpture from Africa, Saint Paul, 2006, p. 52, cat. 34
Frank Herreman, "Icons of Perfection: Some Thoughts on the Relationship between Aesthetics and Function in African Sculpture", Tribal Art, Vol. X, No. 3, Spring 2006, p. 96, fig. 11

Condition

Good condition for an object of this type and age. Chips and losses around bottom edge. Some worm holes and minor stable insect damage. Marks, nicks, scratches, abrasions, and minor age cracks consistent with age and use. Underside is weathered and eroded. Fine varied aged medium brown patina with encrustation.
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