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Rattle Depicting Crocodile Incident

Tribe Dynasty

Chokwe

Country Of Origin

DRC or Angola

Date

First half 20th century

Size

Diameter 10 cms, height 15 cms

Materials

Gourd

Technique

Incised

This gourd has very energetic carving. The vertical bands of decoration encircling the gourd all contain different geometric motifs. One vertical panel has the figure of a crocodile with two human figures; one cannot help wondering whether it records a particular incident that took place.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

390

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