Lot 71
  • 71

Statuette, Zande, République Démocratique du Congo

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 EUR
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Description

  • Zande
  • Statuette
  • wood
  • haut. 17 cm
  • 6 2/3 in

Provenance

Collecté in situ par les Pères Croisiers du Vicariat de Bondo, entre 1925 et 1940
Collection privée

Literature

Burssens, "Yanda-Beelden en Mani-Sekte bij de Azande (Centraal-Afrika)" in Annales du Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, n° 4, 1962, pl. XXXIII, n°319

Condition

Good condition overall. Wear consistent with age and use within the culture. Some open cracks; one to the left rear side, one to the front right side and two others to the top of the head. 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.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

Cette statuette Yanda du type Kudu (dépourvu de jambes) se distingue par la saisissante abstraction des volumes corporels, et par l'expressivité du visage aux traits résumés à l'essentiel.