Rungu Fly Hunter - African art

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Rungu Fly Hunter (N° 25751) Deposit sale

French collection of classical African art. A prestigious ceremonial attribute, this ancient fly swatter is sculpted with a head reproducing the group's masks. Glossy oiled patina, long drying crack.
A tribe of the Tabwa group, the Rungu are established in a region between the D.R.C. (Democratic Rep. of Congo), Zambia and Tanzania. Under the influence of neighboring Lubas and Bemba, the Rungu produced prestigious objects intended for dignitaries: stools, combs, spoons and scepters, frequently decorated with figures of couples or twins evoking primordial ancestors. Their king, called mwéné tafuna, lives in Zambia. A women's association, Kamanya, has dolls like those of the Tabwas.  

Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 195.0 €)

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Origincollection Trillaud
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, crin animal
Height cm56
Width12 cm
Weight0.20 Kg

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