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Large Carved Wood 'Man & Woman' Figural African Folk Sculpture

$4,800

About the Item

Large carved wood 'Man & Woman' figural African Folk sculpture. An expressive pair of human figures exquisitely handcrafted from richly colored wood and mounted independently on a metal stand. With the advent of colonization, African carvers began to produce work for European customers which emphasized more direct figural representation. This incredibly refined sculpture presumably celebrates the union of man and woman. Circa early to mid 20th century, artist and African country of origin unknown.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 69.5 in (176.53 cm)Width: 12.25 in (31.12 cm)Depth: 12.25 in (31.12 cm)
  • Style:
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    20th Century
  • Condition:
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Metal stand added in 20th century. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Glendale, CA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: V30761stDibs: LU1447227583962

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