EXCEPTIONAL NORTH NGUNI HEADREST
carved wood, evoking the shape of an animal, standing on four sculpted feet with a striated surface
27cm long Estimate £ 3,000-5,000 + fees Provenance: Ex. Scottish private collection.
Carved mid to late 19th century in Durban or the surrounding hinterlands.
Note; for a similar example please see: Musée du quai Branly, inventory number 71.1935.54.98.
Sold for £65,000
(buyer's premium included)