Bamileke Flute Player figure Prov: Gaetan Schoonbroodt
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Est. $1,600Nov 12
A French Silvered Bronze Flute Player Automobile Mascot, circa 1925 6-3/8 inches (16.3 cm) (excluding base) Mounted on an
Heritage AuctionsDallas, TX, US
Lot 0036 Details
A standing male representing a flute player. This is part of the extensive ensemble of court (i.e. royal) art generated for elites in the Grasslands area of Cameroon. This specific figure was made by the Bamileke, and has been extensively patinated with oil and other substances reflecting its original function in the veneration of ancestors and the enrichment of the Fon, the main chief of individual kingdoms. It represents a specific ancestor. Provenance: Gaetan Schoonbroodt. H=30cm
Good condition with some minor cracks and holes in the wood
Dimensions8.9 x 29.7 x 10.9 cm