Lot 60
  • 60

Belle épingle à cheveux en ivoire, Mangbetu, République démocratique du Congo

Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 EUR
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Description

  • Belle épingle à cheveux en ivoire, Mangbetu
  • long. 29 cm
  • 11 1/2 in
La tige délicate légèrement courbée s'épanouit en forme de disque plat, très finement ouvragé et poli. Patine crème, nuancée, parcourue d'un petit réseau veiné.

Literature

Reproduite dans :
Cameron, African Arts, été 2001 : 60

Condition

Good condition overall. Wear consistent with age and use within the culture. A minor worn patch to rim of finial. A small dark hole, approximately 4mm, leading to a short hairline crack, approximately 6mm, at centre of finial, as evidenced by the catalogue illustration. Small old chip to tip of shaft, approximately 8mm.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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