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African monkey 'rugby player' wood carving.
This must be the most unusual sculpture of African art I've ever come across.It came from an old Belgian collection. I assume its' origin lies in former Belgian Congo. I'm not an expert on Tribal art or African geography but this figurine must be very rare for African standards. The patin and slight repairs and/or fillings at some places date this item to early 20th century to pre ww2. I don't know if the monkey represents a soccer or rugby player. I'll leave that up to your imagination. Height is 16"5 or 42 cm. Weight appr. 3.5 kg


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