Lot: 369

99th Auction

Caryatid stool with three figures

Mozambique, Makonde

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old UK Collection H: 15.7 inch 4000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigments, remains of an old collection label, rest., small missing part

This stool is an example of a particularly high quality Makonde carving.

In particular, note the physiognomy of the female figures, the undercut
almond-shaped eyes and intricately designed ears. The figures show individual hairstyles, one is equipped with an upper lip disc "pelele", the other with a nose plug. In the case of the male figure, both the clothing and the deliberately long, pointed nose can be traced back to models from the European colonial rulers.