Lot 102
Provenance: Galerie Delta, The Heritage of a Passionate Collector
A Loango Tusk

19th century, D.R. Congo.

From the Loango coast, between Cape Lopez and the Zaire River in West Africa. Loango carvers probably made it in the late 19th century for sale to European buyers. Depending on the size, the carving of a single tusk could take between two and sixteen months. Using iron tools it has been carved spirally with scenes of West African life. Animals such as dogs and lizards are particularly linked to the supernatural in Kongo religion and represent the spiritual elements of life on the Loango coast. Made out of a hippopotamus tusk.

L 24 cm.

€ 700,00
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€ 300,00

Hamerprijs: € 300