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Jimini Heddle Pulley, Côte d'Ivoire

Estimate:

2,000 to - 3,000 USD

Avatars and Allegories: Property from the Estate of Pierre M. Schlumberger

Jimini Heddle Pulley, Côte d'Ivoire

Jimini Heddle Pulley, Côte d'Ivoire

Estimate:

2,000 to - 3,000 USD

Lot sold:

9,450

USD

Avatars and Allegories: Property from the Estate of Pierre M. Schlumberger

Jimini Heddle Pulley, Côte d'Ivoire


Height: 6 1/8 in (15.5 cm)

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Charles Ratton, Paris
Pierre M. Schlumberger, Houston, acquired from the above on November 25, 1970
This Jimini heddle pulley is composed of strong, geometric forms. The triangular head of the animal represented here bears a straight nose, which divides the face into two smaller triangular areas. As seen in the catalogue illustration, the head bends forward, resting on its body. Its downward-cast, semi-circular eyes give the figure a pensive or mournful expression. The two horns break the balanced geometry, as they rise from the head at different angles. A repeated decorative zig-zagging pattern lines the body of the pulley.