TEKE PRESTIGE PIPE W/ RELIEF-CARVED FIGURE CLUTCHING THE BOWL
Origin: Dem. Rep. of Congo, Teke People (Provenance: Old French Collection)
Period/Date: Early 20th century
Materials: Hardwood, tin, tobacco residue
Description: This classic pipe is presented on a custom metal base. The figure is completely relief-carved away from the bowl having vast negative space making it especially whimsical and lyrical! There is a natural age crack running the side of the bowl along the arm to the back of the figure. There is some old resin suggesting a native mend. It is a very well used example and has acquired a natural honey color patina. Closely Related pipes can be seen in Yale Achieve #7895 and 7897. See also "Kings of African Art" 1992, 41 #17, plate 8.
Dimensions: Overall length 5.25 (13.5), Figure: Height 2.5" (6 cm), Width 2.75" (7 cm)
Price: $1800 Currency Conversion FREE SHIPPING With (Buy Now) Feature!
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