Chokwe Stool with Female Figure, Angola
Lot 219
Chokwe Stool with Female Figure, Angola
Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Chokwe Stool with Female Figure, Angola Chokwe Stool with Female Figure, Angola Chokwe Stool with Female Figure, Angola
Lot Details
Chokwe Stool with Female Figure, Angola
Wood
height 18 1/2in (47cm)

PROVENANCE
Mrs. Morris Pinto Collection, Sotheby's, London, May 1977, Lot 103
Private Collection
Sotheby's, London, December 1980, Lot 170
Private Collection, New York

cf. Jordan, Manuel (1998: fig. 12), "The chief's stool features a female figure seated with elbows on knees and cradling her head in her hands--a pose commonly used to represent ancestral spirits in the artistic vocabulary of Chokwe and related peoples. This pose is associated with elders, people deep in thought, and also with the burial position of chiefs and important members of the community."
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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