Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Milk Pail For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 4 images

Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Milk Pail

About

Handsome milk pails such as this example were made by highly skilled Zulu carvers and were commissioned by the heads of homesteads. This beautiful pail contains clear references to the female form. On opposing sides of the vessel are double truncated cone forms, functional in use as carrying handles but symbolically representing breasts, to be read in conjunction with the swelling "belly" of the pail. On either flank is found a single, diagonal panel of raised amasumpa motifs another reference to female bodies, which were decorated with cicatrices of this type.       

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 19th or Early 20th Century
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 11.75 in. x W 6.5 in. x D 6.5 in.H 29.85 cm x W 16.51 cm x D 16.51 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU104804206283
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 3 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
Vetted
Recognized
1stdibs seller since 2014
Located in New York, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Knobkerrie
Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Knobkerrie
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
Knobkerries were ubiquitously carried by South African men as weapons and symbols of status. While typically designed as utilitarian objects, they were oftentimes crafted with a grea...
Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu or Ndebele Knobkerrie
Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu or Ndebele Knobke...
Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
A South African knobkerrie designed to project power and intimidate enemies. This impressive piece features a shaft intricately decorated with brass and copper wirework and a spheric...
Late 19th Century Pair of Tribal Zulu Combs
Late 19th Century Pair of Tribal Zulu Combs
Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
A fine pair of Zulu combs decorated with crosshatched incisions. Ash would be rubbed into the incisions in order to create these darkened designs. When not used, these combs were oft...
Late 19th Century Tribal Baule Figure
Late 19th Century Tribal Baule Figure
Antique Late 19th Century Ivorian Tribal Tribal Art
Wood
Divinatory figures among the Baule were used as dwellings of asye usu, or bush spirits, incorporeal consciousness’s from outside the village bounds brought into communication with th...
You May Also Like
Late 19th Century Silk Ikat Uzbekistan Tribal Weaving
Late 19th Century Silk Ikat Uzbekistan Tribal W...
Antique Late 19th Century Uzbek Tribal Tribal Art
Silk
Gorgeous handwoven silk Ikat weaving in rich magenta, gold and purple color, circa late 19th-early 20th century, Uzbekistan, Central Asia, on the ancient Silk Route. Hand-sewn origin...
Late 19th Century Tribal Mandau Sword Hilt, Borneo, Indonesia
Late 19th Century Tribal Mandau Sword Hilt, Bor...
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century Indonesian Tribal Tribal Art
Antler, Rattan, Wood
Offered by Zena Kruzick. Late 19th century tribal Mandau sword hilt, Borneo, Indonesia. Kenyah/Kayan people, Borneo, Indonesia.
Rare Late 19th Century Tribal Forged Iron Hook Currency, Cameroon
Rare Late 19th Century Tribal Forged Iron Hook ...
Unknown
Antique 19th Century Cameroonian Tribal Mounted Objects
Iron
Offered by Zena Kruzick Rare late 19th century Tribal forged iron Hook Currency, Cameroon/ NE Nigeria, upper Banue River area A graceful forged iron currency piece shaped like a ...
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Native American Columbia River Basket
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Native Amer...
Unknown
Early 20th Century American Tribal Tribal Art
Natural Fiber
Offered by Zena Kruzick Late 19th-early 20th century tribal Native American Columbia river basket. A graphic, fully imbricated polychrome reed and cedar bark lidded basket, uniqu...
19th Century Tribal Teak Wood Ladder
19th Century Tribal Teak Wood Ladder
Antique Late 19th Century Indian Tribal Tribal Art
Iron, Teak
A late 19th century exotic hardwood ladder from Nagaland in Northeast India. This 7-foot functional sculpture features a primitively carved face with beard. The ladder is solidly mou...
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Ritual Scepter, Ashanti People of Ghana
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Ritual Scep...
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century Ghanaian Tribal Tribal Art
Aluminum, Iron, Wood
Offered by Zena Kruzick. Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Ritual Scepter, Ashanti People of Ghana
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Wood and Lacquer Tribal Offering Vessel, Burma
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Wood and Lacquer T...
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century Burmese Tribal Lacquer
Wood, Lacquer
Offered by Vicki Shiba Late 19th-early 20th century wood and lacquer tribal offering vessel, Burma A designed surface enhances this food offering vessel. It contains two inner trays...
Mid-20th Century Tribal Ceramic Beer Pot, Zulu People, South Africa
Mid-20th Century Tribal Ceramic Beer Pot, Zulu ...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century South African Tribal Tribal Art
Ceramic
Offered by Zena Kruzick Mid-20th century tribal ceramic beer pot, Zulu People, South Africa. Gracefully incised lines decorate this pot (umancishane), which was used for drinking...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries