Vintage African Carved Wood Statue Tribal Art Sculpture Of Woman W Dagger & Bowl
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Vintage African Carved Wood Statue Tribal Art Sculpture Of Woman W Dagger & Bowl:
This magnificent female figure is distinguished by the overall refinement of the carving and great attention to details. Solid wood. Excellent craftsmanship. Height: 13" x 3.5" wide at base. Weight: 1 lb. 5 oz. She may be a fertility totem as her abdomen is protruding with an outie belly button. Her elegant, serene facial expression, intricate tribal markings and dignified upstanding posture make her a complete standout and one of a kind. She holds a knife, perhaps a ceremonial dagger, and a bowl, possibly a ritual vessel for divination, which portray her as a formidable and fecund figure -- the embodiment of feminine power. My father purchased this beautiful statue at an estate sale some time in the 1970s. However, the time it was made and the tribe or artist who carved it are unknown. There are some splits in the wood consistent with age but overall the condition is very good and sturdy. This is an ideal acquisition for the collector of African art.