Lot: 313

94th Tribal Art Auction

Anthropomorphic cup

D. R. Congo, Kuba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 4.9 inch 400 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, A cup by the same artist published by Schädler (1973), ill. 481. Base and handle of the present specimen trimmed. The place of attachment of the handle still visible at the back of the head. Probably originally designed like the cup shown in Schädler, rising from a high openwork base. Other works by this artist auctioned at Zemanek-Münster: an anthropomorphic chair (Zemanek-Münster, 22 September 2007, lot 496/ AHDRC 0025093) and a seated figure (Zemanek-Münster, 11 November 2017, lot 401/ AHDRC 0147858).


Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand, Afrikanische Kunst in Deutschen Privatsammlungen, München 1973, p. 334, ill. 481