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Fly-Tchockwe.  Galerie Noir d'Ivoire
Ivoire, horse hair, nails upholstery

Detail Tchockwe a flapper from the eastern Angola. The character is represented around the hips in a skirt beaten bark. He kneels. His arms folded, glued to the body, take dance clubs. His face is hidden behind a mask of type Cikunza important. It symbolizes the spirit conducive to fertility. There are a few copies of whistles decorated with the protective spirit Cikunza. This fly-in ivory with hints of amber, is unique with have belonged to an important person ..
XIXth c. Art and Older,  Ethnic arts,  Statues
16 cm  /   6.3 in
Origin: Arts of Africa  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Original  /  
Posted: june 10, 2006 / Modified: june 21, 2011
Copyright Galerie Noir d'Ivoire

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Galerie Noir d'Ivoire
Galerie Noir d'Ivoire
Art dealer 
Paris, France
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