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Lot 41: Vintage Ebony Makonde Sculpture

Art and Asian Antiques

by Oakridge Auction Gallery

November 12, 2016

Vienna, VA, USA

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  • Vintage Ebony Makonde Sculpture
  • Vintage Ebony Makonde Sculpture
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Description: This ebony sculpture group is of a mother performing traditional tasks and three children. This carving displays the graceful, stylized forms of Makonde sculpture and appears to be carved out of a single tree. It is done in the Ujamaa or Dimingo style, representing a family. This style was popular in the 1960s. The dimensions are 5 1/2 inches wide by 23 inches high. All measurements are approximate. Condition: The central figure (mother) has 2 separate cracks on both the front and back; the child facing the back of the sculpture has had quality repairs done to the legs. Provenance: From a Virginia estate. High resolution images can be found at: https://file.ac/_qICBIyWKFQ/

Condition Report: The central figure (mother) has 2 separate cracks on both the front and back; the child facing the back of the sculpture has had quality repairs done to the legs.

Notes: High resolution images can be found at: https://file.ac/_qICBIyWKFQ/

Provenance: From a Virginia estate.

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