African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Ambete anthropomorphic forge bead

Ambete anthropomorphic forge bead (N° 12064) Deposit sale

Ex-collection French African art.
Two buckets covered with animal skin, which are firmly held by braided raffia ties, and each lined with a handful of wood, extend with a nozzle ending with a metal tip. The stylized head, with a two-tone patina, has two side panels framing a flat face. At the mouth, two appendages form a strange mustache. As the object is laid flat, the rear surface has characteristic erosions. According to an ancestral technique, these suffocators maintained the fire permanently for a few days. The apprentice blacksmiths were introduced by the elders to the sexual symbolism of the forge bellows. Beautiful patina of use. Controlled xylophageal attacks. It is at the border of Middle Congo and Gabon that the Mbété , Ambété , who claim a Kota.Brazza origin discovered them in 1877. Practicing the worship of ancestors, the Ngoye , like their close neighbors, their statues contained the relics of the deceased, usually thanks to a dorsal cavity. Their tribal artistic output, however, remains quite limited.  

Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 245.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost
Warning, this item cannot be shipped using regular shipping methods.
The shipping cost will be sent to you after you place the order (and you will still have the possibility to cancel the order).
You can also contact us before to know the shipping cost.

OriginCollection française Saverio
Material(s)wood, cuir, raphia
Height cm80
Depth18 cm
Width34 cm
Weight2.20 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1940
Socle includedYes

You could also be interested by these items

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art - Ambete anthropomorphic forge bead
African art  - 

© 2024 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal