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July 31, 2016 : SALE CLOSED
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Exhibited at Sotheby's; “Property from the Krugier and Lasansky Collections" 16 May 2014, New York” and with prior presence in a private New York collection, this Baga piece is truly impressive and almost surely dates to the mid to late 1800s based upon recent carbon dating of other Baga material. In its tribal context A-Tshol” is a Baga Sitemu and Mandori term generally translated as “medicine,” signifying a whole range of substances with powers of healing or protection. When a-Tshol is danced, anyone can volunteer to dance it. As described by a Baga tribesman in “Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention” (Lamp, Frederick, Prestel Publishing, 1996), “When the drums are beaten, the dancer would be directed in his steps by the power of a-Tshol. There is no costume. It is not strapped to the head. It can be held by the hands on the head. But then the a-Tshol simply balances itself and there is no need to hold it because it becomes one with the dancer and it directs his movements.” The link to the contemporary art world is undeniable as the piece transcends the date in which it was created. This example is both refined for its type and lovely and expressive can hold its own next to any work of modern art.
|Lot ID: 59|
|Low Estimate: $9,000|
|High Estimate: $18,000|
|Next Bid: $4,750|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood (two pieces), metal nails, stain, encrustation, oils|
|Dimensions: 14.5" (36.83 cm) height|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Other|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Statue|
|“Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention” Lamp, Frederick, Prestel Publishing, 1996, “Africa, The Art of a Continent”, Prestel Press, 2004, “A History of Art in Africa”, Visona, Monica, Poynor, Robin, Cole, Herbert M., Prentice Hall, 2000|
|Provenance: Ex. James Stephenson, NY (original certificate of ownership and authenticity included), Ex. Sotheby's; “Property from the Krugier and Lasansky Collections 16 May 2014, New York”, prior originated from a private New York collection|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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