Incredible Pair of Hand-Carved Wood Bust Sculptures of Tribal Shaman Figures

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This pair of hand-carved wooden busts are truly a special find and a magnificent example of folk tribal art. Care and craftsmanship are clearly evident in these pieces as facial features, jewelry and hair are all careful executed. A dark, rich finish completes the pair and has achieved a beautiful patina. It is unclear which indigenous population is being represented, but they provide an air of the exotic to any sophisticated space.

Amazing attention to detail and craftsmanship throughout make this rare find a truly unique curiosity. These examples could live nicely on a pedestal, console, shelf or table. In excellent vintage condition.

       

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Tribal
  • Place of Origin
    Africa
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950s
  • Period
    Mid-20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Carved   Wood
  • Condition
    Excellent. Female figure may or may not be missing one earring.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    15 in. H x 12 in. W x 9 in. D
    38 cm H x 30 cm W x 23 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU236136023473
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