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African Colonial Folk Art Figures

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This pair of seated male figures, carved of light-hued wood and treated with pokerwork details, depicts two colonial administrators. With the advent of colonization, African carvers began to work European subjects into their repertoires, and in time a tradition of depictions of Western officers such as these took shape. Carved in a certain spirit of candor, these two figures display the contemporary fashions of European officials and, with their attributes of conspicuous self-indulgence, provide some insight into how they were perceived through indigenous eyes. Tribal art is our specialty. If you are interested in more of this type of work please visit our website. We guarantee the authenticity of all our objects.

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  • Place of Origin
    Mozambique
  • Date of Manufacture
    late 19th or early 20th century
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10.5 in.H 26.67 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU104801167886
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