Chokwe people, Angola or Democratic Republic of the Congo
Early 20th Century
When Chokwe art is good it's really-really good and such is the case with this very fine comb.
I love the detail of the projecting mouth and the eyes as well as the strong profile, coifure and round shoulders of Chibinda Ilunga, the Chokwe cultural heroe.
The comb is in good condition, has a fantastic patina and sits on a custom base.
Not surprisingly the piece was previously owned by two great eyes, Taylor A. (Tad) Dale and Kevin Conru.
H: 15 cm (6 inches)
Price : 1000 Euros
PRICE REDUCED: 700 Euros (until 16 february 2021) enquiry