All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1314216 (stock #504vr)
E & M Perez
Measuring 10 3/4" including wooden base, this bronze figure depicts a wandering beggar, holding out his bowl, with a staff in his other hand. He carries a variety of vessels, with a bag worn around his neck which is decorated with circular forms often seen in African art, and particularly in the Ashanti tribe. The surface has a nice patina, with some wear on higher areas, and some verdigris visible in small spots. Quite substantial, it weights three pounds...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1275217 (stock #408vr)
E & M Perez
Carved from a single piece of fine grained wood, this single pedestal headrest, or barkin,is a traditional form utilized by the Boni and Somali tribes of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. As nomadic gatherers, they carved these fine little headrests from dense, light wood, for easy carrying. There are two basic forms, one with two flared supports, and this one, with a single pedestal. With curvilinear designs on the top and ends of the curved top, the headrest is simple and elegant in form...