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African Carved Wood Janus Figure Rattle

Auction:
2376
Lot:
70
Sold for:
$15,275

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2376
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

African Carved Wood Janus Figure Rattle, Ntafu Maluangu, Kongo, a faceted peg surmounted by two unusual seated female figures, both holding relief-carved staffs (?) and with round heads and facial features and single crested coiffure, traces of kaolin, dark patina, remnant of old tag, custom stand, ht. 20 1/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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