Kuyu Head
Lot 295
Kuyu, Eouya Society Head/Marionette, Brazzaville - Kuyugandza Region, Republic of Congo
Sold for US$ 6,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Kuyu, Eouya Society Head/Marionette, Brazzaville - Kuyugandza Region, Republic of Congo
height 20 1/4in (51.5cm)
kebe kebe, the cylindrical handle supporting a rounded head with almond eyes, widened nose and raised, open mouth revealing teeth, the wide neck collar with incised geometric designs, incised scarification on the face and back of head with incised coiffure, holes at the back for insertion; painted overall in polychrome with white kaolin on the face.

Provenance:
Henri Kamer, Paris and New York
Private Collection, New York
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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