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|Tsonga/Zulu, South Africa|
Almost surely a figure which was once atop an important prestige staff, the figure shows edges softened from time and handling, not artificially so, and a patina which is absolutely beautiful. Note in the images the areas around the hand and the softened features of the face. Extraordinarily appealing figure with an expression which seems to indicate contentment and confidence.
|Lot ID: 119|
|Low Estimate: $2,800|
|High Estimate: $5,800|
|Next Bid: $1,700|
|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 (one piece), stain, oils|
|Dimensions: 10'' (25.4 cm) height x 1.5'' (3.81 cm) width|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Other|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Statue|
|"The genesis of the Zulu and Sotho is closely connected with other ethnic groups in southern and south-east Africa, such as the Nguni, Ndebele and Ngoni. Thus at the time of the exploration of southern Africa the Nguni - the southernmost Bantu community in Africa - occupied what is today Natal and advanced deep into the Cape of Good Hope, at the expense of the Bushmen, with whom they probably mixed up to a great extent, for all the Nguni languages contain the clicks typical of the Khoisan languages. But some hundred years ago, ie at least since their acquintance with Europeans, the Nguni migrated northwards, too, where they again displaced other Bantu groups. On acccount of these divisions three clusters of Nguni are distinguished: the Nguni, the Ndebele and the Ngoni. The groups which remained in the country are called the Nguni, and the Pondi, Tembu and Xosa are regarded as southern Nguni and the Swazi and Zulu as northern Nguni. Part of the Ndebele left for present-day Zimbabwe, established their own state on Shona territory in 1838, while others settled with the Sotho in Transvaal two hundred years earlier. And finally those Nguni who as mixed descendants of the Zulu fled from Natal to escape Kind Shaka around 1820 and moved northwards, plundering on the way and picking up a number of ethnic elements such as Sotho, Swazi, Thonga and others, are called Ngoni. Having arrived close to Lake Victoria, they again turned southwards to settle in their present-day areas in Southern Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe."|
Schaedler (Karl-Ferdinand), "Earth and Ore. 2500 Years of African Art in Terra-cotta and Metal", Munich: Panterra Verlag, 1997:319; Expertise: Phillips, "Africa: The Art of a Continent"; Visona, "A History of Art In Africa", Bacquart, "The Tribal Arts of Africa";
|Provenance: Ex. John Paul Agogue (Paris), Ex. Drs. John and Nicole Dintenfass, NY, Exhibition History: Vetted by a committee of tribal art experts as antique and authentic and exhibited at BRUNEAF Brussels, June 2014|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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