Kuba (Shoowa) Anthropomorphic Cup, Democratic Republic of the Congo
height 7 1/2in (15.2cm)
of hollowed form with a curved handle, the body naturalistically carved into the form of a human head with a coiffure of crisscrossed incisions above a face with the eyes shut and with raised scarifications at their sides, slightly elevated cheeks, wide nose and diminutive mouth, altogether expressing tranquility and harmony; fine dark brown patina.
Martial Bronsin, Brussels
Property of a California Collector
- Additional provenance should read: "Martial Bronsin, Brussels" before "Property of a California Collector."