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Orientalist African Hunter Leaning on His Shield 19th cent. Likely Black Forest

19th century

$9,400

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Orientalist African Hunter Leaning on His Shield Carved Wood Black Forest Continental School, 19th century 21 inches This is an exceptionally beautiful and exceptionally rare wood carving of an African ("Nubian") warrior. This fantastic piece marries the traditions of the finest Black Forest wood carvings from Switzerland with the Continental artistic movement of Orientalism that was much en vogue from the early 19th century into the 20th century. Orientalism, as it is known today, was begun after Napoleon's unsuccessful invasion of Syria and Egypt in 1798-1801. His travels, stories and images that were shared throughout Europe stimulated great public fascination and admiration (as well as a coincident European ethnocentric view) of exotic and far-off cultures. The richly described imagery of the Near East, Middle East and North African captured the fantasies of the average and Parisian and Londoner like nothing else before it. Human figures are infrequently seen in the Black Forest genre and we have yet to find a comparison to this marvelous and lovingly crafted warrior who stands smiling, adorned with animal skins, weapons and his shield. The execution is charming and finely executed.

Details

  • Creation Year
    19th century
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Width: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Depth: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    While there are the expected small age-related cracking, the condition is overall very fine with only some dust accretions where they would expected to be found.
  • Gallery Location
    SANTA FE, NM
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU140827033022

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    Ships From: Santa Fe, NM
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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