Chasse-mouche à manche janiforme - Legno - Costa d’Avorio - metà del XX secolo

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Chasse-mouche à manche janiforme - Legno - Costa d’Avorio - metà del XX secolo
Buone condizioni

Fly-whisk with a Janiform handle
Baule, Ivory Coast
First half of the 20th century.
Wood and pigments.
Height: 40 cm; Width: 18 cm
Handle: Height: 19 cm; Width: 3 cm.

Fly-whisk in wood, carved with a janiform handle. The two opposite heads are topped by arched horns, joining to form a sort of decorated hairdo.
The whole is highlighted by black pigments, whereas a squared ring, incised with geometric motifs, is left raw. The hair of the fly-whisk is black horsehair.
Of very nice quality.

Indicating the social status, fly-whisks were material symbols of power and prestige, reserved to members of the royal family, dignitaries, influent citizens, as well as clan chiefs.

Dettagli lotto
Materiale
Legno
Periodo
metà del XX secolo
Regione/paese
Costa d’Avorio
Condizioni
Buone condizioni
Dimensioni
40×18×3 cm
Oggetto
Chasse-mouche à manche janiforme
Etnia/cultura
Baoulé
Venduto con supporto
No
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