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Jérôme Coignard, Chez Pierre Bergé et Yves Saint Laurent, id, p. 49.
Post Lot Text
The rectangular seat on four supports carved as two male and two female figures, each standing with arms to the sides and the hands resting on the thighs, each with prominent navel surrounded by scarification on the females, the cheeks with triple scarification, the mouths open, finely carved arched brows, the coiffures each with central crest with a plait falling to each side of the face, a plait falling over the forehead on the females, carved bracelets on the upper arms and wrists, each side of the seat with carved panels of superimposed squares of diminishing size, the edge with painted blackened crosses within rectangles and zigzag motifs, each curved armrest with three kpelie masks carved in relief and with bands of zigzags and crosses, the rounded ends with remains of curved projections, the curved backrest with six rectangular bands with serrated borders, the reverse with a kpelie mask with lateral projections with carved zigzags and parallel lines, and with a hornbill with blackened body holding a snake with blackened embellishments in its beak, the rounded ends with remains of curved projections. Fine glossy reddish brown patina with blackened embellishments