Figurative spoon Ovimbundu - SOLD OUT

Spoons in African art: for the princes of the Renaissance

African sculptors have deployed their talents and imagination in objects as common and seemingly as modest as spoons, creating a whole universe of surprising shapes. The reader will easily appreciate how illusory the boundary between minor and major arts is.

Some spoons considered from a design point of view are distinguished by the purity of their conception. Others attract attention by the originality and refinement of their decoration. Still others, the most extraordinary ones achieve a perfect fusion of design and decoration, functionality and freedom of invention. Spoons are among the first objects from Black Africa to reach Europe. 

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
28,5 cm
Ethnic group
OviMbundu
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Angola
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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