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Ivory Oliphant, Africa, Bakongo Peoples

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1900: Item # 790790

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La Borie
81170 Livers Cazelles, FRANCE
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15

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Old oliphant, carved at its top in the shape of a king sitting cross-legged on a round stool and holding a scepter with both hands, surmounting two slaves in relief on each side, its back opening in the shape of a mouthpiece, and ending at its base in a large opening. Ivory, with a fine honey coloured patina. Africa, R.D. Congo, Bakongo Peoples, late 19th/early 20th century. Height: 11 1/4" (28,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Large chip at base (see photo no 11), otherwise very good condition.