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Bamileke Flute Player figure
Prov: Gaetan Schoonbroodt
Item Details
Description
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
Condition
Good condition with some minor cracks and holes in the wood
Dimensions
29.7 x 8.9 x 10.9 cm
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Bamileke Flute Player figure Prov: Gaetan Schoonbroodt

Estimate €1,500 - €2,500
Sep 22, 2019
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Starting Price €750
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0036: Bamileke Flute Player figure Prov: Gaetan Schoonbroodt
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Est. €1,500 - €2,500Starting Price €750
Living African Art Treasures By David Norden
Sep 22, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0036 Details
Description
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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
Condition
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Good condition with some minor cracks and holes in the wood
Dimensions
29.7 x 8.9 x 10.9 cm
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