African Art Online Auction

July 11, 2013

LOT 54
Makonde Carving of A Scavenger Bird and Corpse, Tanzania
  • Makonde Carving of A Scavenger Bird and Corpse, Tanzania
  • Makonde Carving of A Scavenger Bird and Corpse, Tanzania

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Makonde Carving of A Scavenger Bird and Corpse, Tanzania

Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxyton). Of elongated form and rendered as a stylized and grotesque scavenger bird, possibly a vulture, dragging a human corpse
width 52.8" — 134 cm.
restorations to both legs of the corpse, some minor wear throughout

Estimate $600-$800

Realised: $600
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