Details
A FINE KUBA CUP
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Carved as a kneeling female figure with the hands resting on the knees, small conical breasts, the large head forming the vessel with lenticular eyes, the open mouth with carved tongue, cross hatched brows with bands of keloids in relief above, three incised arcs of scarification to each cheek, three bands of keloids to each temple, the coiffure with a figure-of-eight motif to each side on a finely cross-hatched ground, loop handle at the back, dark glossy patina.
10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Julius Carlebach, New York, 1953
Literature
Robbins, W.M. and Nooter N.I., African Art in American Collections, Washington D.C., 1989, p.429, n.1099
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