1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Indigenous object name:||Provenance Donald Taitt|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Mambila|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
Provenance: Donald Taitt, an abstract painter from Paris born in 1930 who collected African Art.
A Shrine figure from the Mambila people of Nigeria who live on the Mambilla plateau.
The Bamilike are matrilineal to a higher degree than most of their neighbours. Children become the property of the woman's family and are often cared for and adopted by the mother's brother. There are also secret masking societies, which contribute to community social order through initiation and public education.
Wooden statues are carved to represent the ancestors, Those are called tadep in nets strung on the front walls of small storage huts for ritual objects. The tadep are carved from a single piece of soft, easily-worked wood.
Some insect damages and parts missing due to heavy use and weather conditions.
NO PRICE LIMIT AUCTION.
David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.
I do not buy directly from Africa, and try to avoid objects made only for decoration. Nearly all the objects I sell are 50 years or older. My objects are coming from private and known collections, small and big auction houses from around the world, from exchanges with other collectors, or from other dealers.
I favor figurative masks and figures, and fine quality of carvings with good age.
All lots from David Norden's collection are sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
All lots may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's African Antiques Art Gallery in Antwerp.
25€ PACK & SHIPPING WORLDWIDE or you can come pick it up for free .
A FREE WRITTEN DESCRIPTION IS INCLUDED IN EACH PACKAGE, and from time to time you will find a surprise gift inside your package.
Please note: seller guarantees the authenticity as described.
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|Rest of Europe||$27.73|
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