Exceptional museum piece on Catawiki.
Chief Sceptre presenting the bust of a dignitary, with a flattened torso ornamented with a beautiful decoration of incised symbols.
The face with a hieratic expression is topped by a hairdo, typical of tribal chiefs.
Hardwood, ancient honey and reddish patina of wear.
Chokwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola - Early 20th century.
Dimensions: 66 x 9 cm
- Former private collection, Liège.
- Former collection of the Renaud Riley Gallery, Brussels.
Literature: La sculpture Tshokwe, Gosseau 1982, p.190, ill.109
Piece exhibited at the “Parcours des Mondes”, 2014, in the Renaud Riley Gallery, and it was reproduced in the catalogue, À Deux Pas des Tschokwe (have a look at the pictures).
Piece estimated between 9,000 € and 18,000 € (ZEMANEK-MUNSTER sale in 2015), (have a look at the pictures).
- TSHOKWE CHIEF SCEPTER
- Region/ country
- Early 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 66×9×0 cm