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Kunstkammer Mammoth Ivory Sculpture of an African Amor, 17th Century

$77,918.41

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An ivory figure of an African(?) Amor Flanders or South Germany, 17th century On an oblong base, his head facing upwards, the ivory with a nice patina. Measures: H. 17.3 cm Note: This figure in ivory seems to be full of iconological meanings. With the bow and arrows, it is an Amor but since the bow, the quiver of arrows and one single arrow is laying on the ground together with a shield, they may symbolize unsuccessful or fended off love. The Amor playing with his penis and blowing a whirligig together may be symbols of the fickleness and transitoriness of love. The chain with a cross around his neck is a Roman Catholic symbol and may point to a Catholic country of origin, perhaps South Germany or Flanders.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.82 in. (17.3 cm)Width: 1.58 in. (4 cm)Depth: 3.15 in. (8 cm)
  • Style
    Renaissance (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Early 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    1600-1650
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5458220877692

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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