12 December 2000,
Price realised NLG 4,447
NLG 4,500 - NLG 5,000
a south Sotho or South Nguni pipe
Carved as a female figure with arms in relief and the hands on the abdomen, strands of green and white beads about the neck, wooden pegs inserted into the back, long stem with flared mouthpiece, dark patina
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Cf. Art and Ambiguity, Perspectives on the Brenthurst Collection of Southern African Art, Johannesburg, 1991, p.125, Pl.46, and p.168, fig. 363 and 364.
Christie's charge a buyer's premium of 20% (VAT inclusive) for this lot.
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