Jug with with spout in the shape of a human half figureClick here to view a larger version of the image
Lot: 24798th Auction
Jug with with spout in the shape of a human half figure
D. R. Congo / Angola, Mr. Kyadi
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|H: 8.3 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
fired clay / ceramic, min. dam. (spout)
A dated photograph of the artist (Felix 2003, p. 160, cat. 4,24) proves that Mr. Kyadi was active around the middle of the 20th century.
Felix interprets the modelled half-figure as a representation of a drummer and suspects that the vessel may have been intended as a memorial to a famous musician or symbolises a proverb related to drumming.
Such a vessel would have been commissioned from the artist for an important idividual.