Tabwa Paddle with Standing Female Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lot 83
Tabwa Paddle with Standing Female Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
US$ 60,000 - 90,000
€51,000 - 76,000

African and Oceanic Art

5 Dec 2017, 13:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Tabwa Paddle with Standing Female Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo Tabwa Paddle with Standing Female Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tabwa Paddle with Standing Female Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, ritual patination, beads
height 21 1/2in (54.6cm)

Provenance
Annie and Jean-Pierre Jernander Collection, Brussels
Quay-Lombrail Paris, June 26, 1996 (lot 15)
Lance Entwistle, London
Private American Collection, acquired in 1996

Exhibited
Tabwa - The Rising of a New Moon - A Century of Tabwa Art: Washington, D.C., National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, January - March 1986
Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan Museum of Art, April - August 1986
Tervuren, Belgium, Royal Museum of Central Africa, September - October 1986

Published
Kerchache, Jacques, Jean-Louis Paudrat and Lucien Stephan, L'Art Africain, L'Art et les Grandes Civilizations, 18, Paris: Editions Mazenod, 1988. English translation: Art of Africa. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993, fig. 1015
Maurer, Evan, and Allen Roberts, Tabwa - The Rising of a New Moon, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art; Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1985, fig. 278

Yale University Art Gallery, van Rijn African Art Archive No. 0032857

The delicately carved female figure stands gracefully on the upper portion of the paddle, balanced with her knees slightly bent and hands resting on the abdomen, her body is decorated down her front and back with a linear row of raised scarification; rich, dark-brown patina.
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