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Prestige Cup

Wonga/Kuba, DRC 

Palm Wine Cup. Wonga/Kuba, DRC

 

This fine palm wine cup depicts a male figure sitting cross-legged on a raised base. The figure is poised in an upright stance, holding a vessel in both hands. Finely engraved scarification marks adorn the figure’s temples. 

The figure’s serene facial expression and small, closed mouth symbolises the value of contemplation before speech.

 

Ex Private Collection, Belgium

Ex Private Collection, UK

 Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century

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H: 25.5 CM
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