Lot: 98

Janus figure with prominent coiffure

Angola / D. R. Congo, Border area, Ukwango Region, Kwese

Provenance Size Hammer price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 7.5 inch sold

wood, rich oily reddish brown patina, deepenings with residues of mass in the ears Probably once crowning the handle of a dignitary staff. For three stylistically comparable works, all probably from the same region, see AHDRC 0148410, 0035387 and 0013479; the latter object, a figuratively carved staff, could come from the same workshop as the present figure.

ADHRC: 0170767