Five Yaka Hairpins... (Total: 5 )
DescriptionFive Yaka Hairpins
Democratic Republic of Congo, late 19th to early 20th century
Wood with patinas from use. Three of antelope heads with tall horns; one a traditional Yaka head with large upturned nose and crested headdress; one (the shortest) with geometric sections, one side covered with fine geometric patterns, the other side with a bird in a cartouche. In good condition, appropriate for age, use, and materials; the Yaka head has a crack on its proper left back side; one antelope head has a shortened tine and possibly the tips of the horns are deficient, and there is a crack on the front; another antelope head with crack on back. Each with a custom wood stand.
Private Collection, New York
Acquired by the current collection in 1992
Lance Entwistle, London
Ginzberg Collection, New York
Charles Ratton, Paris
Stephen Chauvet, Paris
Exhibited and published:
Perspectives - Angles on African Art, exhibited at the The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, The Center for African Art, New York, The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, 1987-1988. Catalog: Vogel, Susan, ed., Perspectives: Angles on African Art, New York: The Center for African Art, 1987, p. 108.
Heights: ranging from 6 to 8 ¼ inches
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.
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