YOMBE WHISTLE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO...

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YOMBE WHISTLE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO...

YOMBE WHISTLE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
H. 3.54 – 6.69 in

Provenance:
- Collecté dans les années 1930 par un médecin qui l’offra au père de la précédente propriétaire
- Galerie Philippe Laeremans, Bruxelles
- Collection Béatrice et Patrick Caput, Paris

Publication:
- Patrick Caput et Valentine Plisnier, Arts d’Afrique.
Portraits d’une collection, 2016, p.192-193
This fine whistle was collected by a physician in Congo in the 1930s. When he died, he decided to give it to his postman. Masterfully produced on an antelope horn, the character is surprising by his attitude. Seated on a small stool, legs bent, his hand is held up to his mouth. The eyes are set deep into the eye sockets, making him truly expressive. A bilongo charge used to be in the back of the finely sculpted headdress, deeply embedded in the wood.
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