Yombe Prestige Spoon

2707

$459.00

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Yombe
ITEM #:
2707
ETHNICITY:
Yombe
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
YOMBE PRESTIGE SPOON:
A wonderful Yombe African Spoon, ceremoniously presented to the most hospitable woman of the villiage to distribute rice to fellow villiagers after harvest.

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African Art

ITEM #:
2707
ETHNICITY:
Yombe (Kongo)
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
MEDIUM:
Wood.
DIMENSIONS:
19″ Tall (48.2 cm) / 21.25″ (54 cm) on Stand
CONDITION:
Excellent
NOTE:
Custom display stand included with purchase.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Ex. Jean Pierre Hallet Collection – California, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
A Yombe African spoon with the handle carved as an anthropomorphic figure, the small face, slit eyes and diminutive nose and mouth. Excellent condition considering age.
Like Dan spoons, some Yombe ceremonial spoons are used by the elected “most hospitable woman of the village” to distribute cooked rice to fellow villagers after the rice harvest. The feast spoon illustrates and underscores the value placed upon human and crop fertility for continuity.

 


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