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Emblem of a Chief

REF RR007402 EAN 3336727449646

 Emblem of a Chief

Emblem of a Chief

This bird - an eagle, buzzard or falcon - may have been the top of an emblem of a district or village chief.

Made of a hard reddish-brown wood, of the false mahogany variety, this refined sculpture has a distinctive appearance because of the engraving that covers the entire surface. This
technique was used for many ceremonial objects, such as the handles of fly whisks, fans, handles of swords symbolising power, in the regions between Ghana and the land of the "Baoulé" in Côte d'Ivoire.

These objects were originally covered in gold laminated leaves, glued to the wood with "smoothed" egg white and then with blue limestone.

Reproduction in hand patinated resin

H. 19,5 L. 6 P. 12 cm
H. 7.68" W. 2.36" D. 4.72" - 1.32 lbs
Varnished solid wood
Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire
Material of the original
Paris - Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Art movement
African Art